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TO THE EDITORS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE,

GENTLEMEN,

to many

I Send you the following under the supposition that it may be new of your readers, as it is to me.

It is annexed to a pamphlet entitled “ A Dialogue between a Counsellour of State, and a Justice of the Peace,” written by Sir Walter Raleigh.

THE AUTHOR'S EPITAPH,

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'" Matchless Maker, bounteous Lord,
“ Thus by thee to peace restor’d,
" Rescued man shall mount above,
“ Heir with us of light and love;
" What though long condemn'd to stray,
" Pilgrims wand'ring on their way;
" Now their feet shall toil no more,

“ Heav'n proclaims the conflict o'er." Supplem. to Vol. V. Churchm. Mag.

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Oh,

Oh, then, call her sons around,
From the earth's remotest bound,
Let our maker's praise be sung,
In a world's united tongue.
Sceptics hence, nor dare profane
Joys your pride pursues in vain,
We will sing, and bless, and pray,
For this is Nature's holiday.

ON SEEING A DIAL IN A CHURCH YARD.

The shadows on you dial shew,

How quick the hours have past,
Think, cries the mould'ring tomb below,

Those hours may be your last.

Stern monitors, ye counsel well,

Yet nobler truths remain,
And Heav'n those nobler truths to tell,

Directs to yonder fane.

X. W.Z.

NY

Address to the Inhabitants of Great Britain from the Society for esta

blishing an Asylum for Male and Female Outcasts. UMEROUS as are the public charities of this country, there is

yet one of which the sad experience of every day proves the lamentable want; a place of refuge, where those unhappy wretches, who have by their misconduct justly forfeited their characters, may have a chance of either recovering or acquiring, by a course of labour, and with due instruction, habits of industry and sobriety, and of learning some means of gaiving their support by honest exertion. A proposal for forming an establishment of this kind in the metropolis, was some years ago made in a well-known publication, by a worthy magistrate there resident. Why that proposal has since lain dormant, the authors of this address know not; but being themselves sensible of the existence of numerous objects who,' through such an institution, in a spot where means of constantly employing them may more certainly be found, might be converted from nuisances to useful members of society, and become indebted to it for their introduction to salvation of both body and soul; whereas they are now coldly abandoned to destruction, as past hope, and almost below compassion, resolved to form themselves into a society for accomplishing the work: and however difficult a task it might appear to raise a subscription adequate to such an undertaking, they determined to make one effort towards it,

by

by thus publicly calling upon those who are really disposed to support a design so merciful in itself, and which, if successful, would be so extensive in its benefits, to send their names and donations, that a beginning may at least be given to the work. As money sufficient to proceed to the purchases necessary for the establishment may not quickly be raised, it is proposed to invest what shall immediately be so in the public funds, in the names of trustees to be appointed by the majority of the subscribers: that it may there accumulate, while the friends of the institution, never losing sight of their object, continue to solicit subscriptions, until they have procured so much as, with the original capital and the interest which shall have accrued on it, shall be enough to carry the plan into execution. And as soon as any sum large enough to be invested in the funds shall be subscribed, a meeting of the subscribers will be called for the appointment of trustees, and the necessary officers for proceeding in the purposes of the subscription.

Books for subscription are opened at Messrs. DEVAYNES, Dawes, NOBLE and Co's. No. 39,

Pall-mall;

Messrs. GOSLINGS' and SHARP, No. 19, Fleet-street; and Messrs. Veres, LUCADOU, and SMART's, No. 77, Lombard-street.

THE PLAN PROPOSED.

The proposed objects of this charity are discharged criminals---Indigent prostitutes, who cannot gain admission into the Magdalen Hospital---All those poor, who from absolute want of employment, or from not knowing how to execute work if they could get it, are under little less than a necessity to resort to robbery for their support--and destitute persons who have no parish to which they can apply for relief.

Among the multitudes who come under one or other of these descriptions, it is not to be supposed, but that there is a certain proportion who are inclined to reformation : yet when this bias has, by their punishments or misfortunes, been given to their minds, having no means of subsistence, and deprived, by loss of character, of all hope of countenance, they are reduced by despair of procuring even food by any other means, to engage in, or return to, criminal pursuits. To provide an asylum for wretches thus helpless, and give them a chance of escaping final destruction in the next state, as well as continued misery in this : to diminish that multitude of desperate offenders, who by their very numbers encourage others to unite with them; and to reclaim to society, members who, like lost sheep, are really wandering, because no kind hand is stretched out to guide them back to the fold, are the purposes of the institution proposed.

The method by which it is hoped these purposes may be carried into execution, is to purchase two pieces of waste land, whereon the necessary buildings may be erected, separately to lodge and employ the male and female objects of the charity. No small portion of the former, who are not skilled in any art or manufacture, will be provided with employment in the cultivation of the ground that will be inclosed round the house; on which, perhaps, it may be thought pro

per

Per to employ no horses, but raise all the crops as by horticulture. The females will first have to spin and make up all the linen requisite for both establishments, and manufacture too the woollen thread from the sheep's back, until fit for the loom—and then to spin for sale whatever shall be found most marketable; but particularly one kind of thread, for the purchase of which, in its woven state, large sums of money annually go from this country, viz. sail cloth. It is hoped, that by thus setting all hands to work, not only all the food and raiment of the objects will be raised and manufactured within the establishment, but sufficient articles of various kinds be produced for sale to nearly, if not entirely, cover the permanent expence of it. While on the other hand, the constant employment in which they will be kept, the harder work to which they will be put, and the stricter disciplíne observed, will yield good ground to hope for these several particulars conjoined availing to the reformation of females who might prove too refractory for the Magdalen.

To the objects themselves it is intended to allow a proportion of their earnings, towards providing themselves with necessaries either for service or for trade, when they leave the Asylum; a provision which will both tend to make thein more industrious, and chear them during the period of their probation.

These establishments will be under the care of a governor, and other proper officers for the males; and for the females, matrons, and other assistants; to be appointed by a standing committee of the subscribers, in the manner which is found by experience to have succeeded best in the charitable institutions already established, which are most similar in their nature to those now proposed.

January 5, 1804. N. B. Notice of the first meeting (which it is hoped the public bene

volence will accelerate) will be sent personally to the several subscribers:

ERRATA,

for peruse read pause.
429, for which latter, meaning read which latter meaning,

P. 408,

for wretchedness, read wretchlessness, res/lessness read recklessness.

GENERAL INDEX TO THE FIFTH VOLUME.

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462

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Bowles. John Esq.his Letters to Mr.
Page.
Adams

431, &c.
ADAM WILLIAM Esq. his Let- Briefs, on the distribution of 24
ters to Mr. Bowles

431, &c;

the Reading of, enforced 229
Address by the Editors

Bristol Earl of, some Account of the 137
tCorrespondents 63.140.204. Bulmer's Sermon, Review of 192

271.332:404 Buonaparte, Anecdotes of 173.233
- prefatory to “ Important

Blasphemy of 174.285
Considerations for the People of Burgess's Dr. Sermon, Review of 121
this Kingdom

155

С
of the Society for the Sup- Cabar, on the Word

20
pression of vice, on the Obser- Cabiri, who they were

18.21
vance of the Sabbath

228

etymology of the Word 19.20
a serious to the Public, re- Called, Remarks on the Word 13
view of

260 Calvinism, the Doctrines of 245
- by a Scholar of Bancroft's Ceres, Colossal Statue of, some Ac-
Hospital
378 count of the

63
poetical, by a Gentleman Chapters of the Fathers

- 101
to his Daughter

460 Chosen, Remarks on the Word 13
to the Inhabitants of Great CHRIST, on the Passion of

19
Britain, &c.

Prophecies of 73.214.280
Alarum Bell, Extracts from the 173

Coming of, explained 73
Amaranth, Remarks on the - 354 Christianity a Check to the in-
Andrews Bishop, his Tomb noticed 238 crease of human Depravity 351
Angels mentioned I Cor. xi. 10, Que- Christian Observer, Animadversions
ryon

358

34.64.122.176.277.371
who they are, shewn - 420 Churchman's Remembrancer, Re-
Antichrist, Remarks on
- 286 view of the

318.449
the Papal

- 216 Church Preferments, &c. 53. 133.19%
the Mahometan - 281

265.397
the Infidel-

284.369 Churton's Sermon, Review of 313
Apocalypse, Constitution and Ex- Clapham's Abridgement of the Bi-

ample of the seven Churches shop of Lincoln's Elements, of
mentioned in the, Review of 313

Christian Theology

435
Apology to Jonathan Drapier - - 367 Cobbold, on Election

221
Article 17th, considered 15.221.294.

Pearson's Remarks on 294
318.428.452

his Reply to Pearson 411
Articles of Religion, Inquiry into Coming of our Lord explained - 73

the Nature and Purpose of As- Confessional, Rev. T. Ludlam's Re-
sent to them

353.423 marks on Advertisement to the 290
Declaration prefixed to the
I Cor. ii, 10, Query on

358
39, History of the

248
explained

420
Avoth, o Chapters of the Fathers 101 Correspondents, Address to 63.140.204.
B

271.332.404
Bancroft's Hospital, Account of 294 Crossman, the Rev. Dr. Vindica-
Rev. T. Thirl-
tion of

- 296
wall's Sermon at, Review of - 256

D
Address spoken Daniel, emended Transla of parts of 226
by a Scholar of

S78

Chap. 7th explained 214
Beattie Dr. some Account of

138

12th Chapter of, explained 368
Beauty artificial, a Discourse on, Daubeny's the Rev. Charles, Ser
falsely ascribed to Bp. J. Taylor 87 mon, Review of

130
Bedford Duke of, pretended Vindi-,

Vindiciae Ecclesiæ An-
cation of the late

431, &c. glicanæ, Review of 182.243.305.379
Belief the, explained

383 Death, of a Parent, Verses on the 51
Benson's Martin Sermons, Review

of a young Lady described 135
of

129.315 Death-bed repentance, horrors of a 44
Biblical Criticism

21 Degrees, Academical 53.133.263.397
Biography of the Rev. Dr. Town- Departed Souls, on the Place of 17

9.69.209 Derry Bishop of, some Account of
Rev. P. Skelton 141. the late

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son

137
205.333.405 Drapier Jonathan, on Briefs 24
-James Howell, Esq.973

Remarks on the Christian
Blachburne Archdeacon, Remarks

31.176.371
150.289
his Apology

100
Books, monthly List of 61.132.197.264.

Remarks on the Style of 165.415
320.398

Reply to Observator 231

Observer

on 81. nbte

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