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Obituary.-James Weston, Esq.--Mrs Anne Wellbeloved.
116 life they occupied. Happy will it be men to returns to their native dust, the for the poor of this place and Heighbout sleeping saiots shall be raised from their brood, and honourable will it be for the slumbers, aud this mortal shall be or present medical practitioners of our city, dered to put on immortality.” it, from their assidnity, tire podr have no occasion to regret that hearen did Jan. 23, at Newbury, in the 75th year bot extend, to a longer period, the pro- of his age, the Rev. JOHN WINTER, thirtyfessional labours of our deceased friend. eight vears pastor of the Indepeırdent He was not, it is true, during his illness, Church, in that town. left solitary and alone, for conjugal and filial affection was ever active in its at- - 29, at Brighton, after a long season tention; but the calmness and serenity of debility and suffering, JAMES Weston, be displayed from the commencement of Esq., of Upper Horrerton, at the age of his illness, assured, as he seemed to be, 63.' 'He has been extensively known for from the hints he dropped, that he would many years as one of the firm of solibever more join the bustling sons of men, citor's bearing his name, in Fenchurch demonstrated that he had with him in Street, and respected by the public for his confinement, not merely his earthly his honourable character, and highlyfriends, but his heavenly Father also. esteemed hy his numerous friends for the The energies of his nature failed, and his amiableness of his temper aud manuers. gradural descent to the house appointed for all the living, was not by art or solicitade to be impeded; but he knew that 31, after an illness of a few days, he was in good hands, in the hands of Mrs. ANNE WELLBELOVED, the wife of his Father and his Gud, and in the joyful the Rer. C. Wellbeloved, of York:.“ a hope of a future resurrection, with com- woman,” says the York Herald, “ little posure of spirits he was gathered 10 his known to the world, but in the bosom of fathers in peace. Let me die, may all her family, and within a small circle of who saw him exclaim, the death of the friends, admired, ésteemed and loved, righteous, and let my last end be like for her excellent understanding, her ex
emplary fortitude, her cheerful piety, and « We yet survive; and what are the hur regular discharge of every social and duties which, from these reflections, seem domestic duty." to be incumbent upon us? To cultivate pious feelings; to display benevolent af. Feb. 4, at her house in Harley Street, fections ; to be ardent in an inquiry after, Lady RUMBOLD, widow of Sir Thomas and to be dauntless in the profession of, Rumbold, Bart., and daughter of the late Christian truth. Then, by inducing other's Dr. Edmund Law, Bishop of Carlisle. by our example to glorify our Father in heaver, we may become instrumental, in the hands of our God, in tilling up that
6, at Stoke Newington, in the 53rd vacancy in the church and in society, year of her age, Mrs. Myra Hodgkins, which the repoval of our friend bas oc relict of the Rev. George Hodgkins, casioned; then may we find the work many years ininister of the Dissenting of our God prospering in our hands; and congregation at that place. [Mon. Repos. then may we entertais a well-grounded IX. 639 and 788.] By her amiable temhope, that if the decay of nature, or the per and pleasing manners she endeared prior removal of friends, should leave us, herself to all who had the pleasure of to human appearance alone, we shall not being acquainted with her. The removal be ALONE, for that our heavenly Father of this excellent woman from this sublu. will be with us, his promises will sup- nary sphere of being was most sudden port us through the sale of death, and and impressive. She had entertained a the folness of joy belonging to heaven be party of friends the preceding evening in ours; whes, with a voice as-résistless as the possession of her accustomed health that which now commands the sons of and cheerfulness. Seized with 'an apo
pletic fit, she never afterwards spoke,
and within the hour expired! Little did • Mr. STREET was, for many years, she imagine that Provideuce had ordained surgeon and dispenser of medicine at the that she should so soon follow her be Dispensary in Chichester; which Insti- loved youngest daughter, who was a few tution has had the able assistance of Dr. mouths before consigned to the tomb. Hayley and Dr. Sanden, who, with Dr. A sole surviving eldest daughter and a Silver and Dr. Powell, whose premature beloved sister remain to bewail her irrea and deeply regretted death happened a parable loss, and cherish her many virtues. few years since, frequented the Unitarian The deceased was interred in the family Chapel.
vault in the cennetery of the new Church,
Hackney. The writer of this article hav. Feb. 16, near Vauxhall, aged 60, WILing preached at her particular request the LIAM ARTAUD, Esq., the artist, well funeral sermon of the Rev. George Hodg- known by some of his portraits of diskins, witnessed the piety and resignation tinguished men, and amongst others of of this worthy woman on that trying Dr. Priestley. The 4to engraving by occasion, and feels a melancholy pleasure Holloway of this eminent man, the best in paying this unsolicited tribute of re- extant, is from Artaud's picture. gard to her memory.
J. E. Islington.
21, at his house, St. Mary at Hill, Feb. 10, at her house Moria Place, aged 74, Mr. Samuel Brown, wineSouthampton, suddenly, aged 70 years, merchant. He has left a widow, one of Mrs. Young, widow of John Young, the daughters of the late Rev. Robert Esq., late Professor of Greek, in the Robinson, of Cambridge. He was the University of Glasgow, whose lamented brother of Mr. Timothy Brown, (Mon. death is recorded in our XVth volume, Repos. XV. 553,) who was the friend of
Mr. Horne Tooke, and the associate of
all the principal Reformers of his day, 14, at her house in Guildford- and also the friend of the Rev. E. EvanStreet, in the 81st year of her age, Mrs. son, whose peculiar hypothesis he fa. Tooke, widow of the late Rev. W. voured, as he shewed by causing a New Tooke, whose decease is announced on Testament to be printed after Mr. Evanthe very same page as, and immediately son's death, agreeably to his standard of preceding, Dr. Young's, just referred to.
15, at his house in BryanstoneSquare, the Rev. RICHARD ROBERTS, D.D.,
Lately, the Rev. Isaac AsPLAND, M.A late High Master of St. Paul's School. Rector of East Stonham, Suffolk, and
formerly Fellow of Pembroke Hall, Cam16, at his See House, Ardbraccan bridge. Cavan, Dr. THOMAS LEWIS O'Beirne, Lord Bishop of Meath.
ment on the address to the King of
France, earnestly deprecating war with FRANCE.
Spain. The question of war with Spain The importance attached to the remains in the same undecided state. sanction of England to the measures All the population of France, ex- of the French Governinent was mani. cepting always the priests, are said fested by a fabricated speech of our to be against the projected legitimate King to the Parliament having been crusade. “On the superstitious minds published by the Etoile, an" Ultra of the Comte d'Artois and the Journal, in which his Majesty was Duchess d'Angoulême,” says å represented as pledging himself in writer from Paris on the 19th inst., all events to a strict neutrality. “the bad weather has had a serious The Cour Royal has sentenced M. effect, and some ineffectual prayers BENJAMIN CONSTANT, for the Letter of the Abbé Frayssinous for sunshine to M. Mangin, to a fine of 1000 to light up the invading army, have francs. He is said to have delivered had their share in increasing the ap- a long and eloquent speech in his deprehensions of the war.
Whatever fence. be the cause,
momentary stop has certainly been put to the military
The enlightened and virtuous LloPrince TALLEYRAND made an elo- renti, whose banishment from France, quent speech in support of the amend- at the instance of the Pope's Nuncio,
Intelligence.-Moreign : Spain. Austria. Greece. 117 ve reported, XVII. 776, has reached ecclesiastic, in the character of ambashis native land in safety and been sador from Spain, on account of received with enthusiasm by the liberal opinions advanced by him in Spaniards. From Irun, on the 25th certain publications. In consequence, of December, he addressed a letter to the Spanish Government has ordered the Constitutionnel Paris newspaper, the Pope's Nuncio to quit the kingin which he expresses warm gratitude dom. to the Journals for their favourable The Chapter of Canons of St. Isimention of his case, and to the Paris- dore of Madrid, headed by Luis ians who had shewn him so much GREGORIO, Bishop of Lozerna, has kindness. He alleges that he was not sent an address to the Cortes, breathwholly, unworthy of this kindness, ing ardent patriotism. since in the years 1792 and 1793, when he was Governor and Vicar General of his diocese of Calaharra, he
AUSTRIA. had fed 150 French priests for six Another proof has just been exhimonths, without asking them what bited of the growth of superstition in were their political opinions. To this miserably-governed country. The the priests, he says, he attributes his Pope has resolved that four of the hoexpulsion from Paris. He has infor- lidays which had been abolished in mation that the Jesuits made the the Austrian States shall be restored, Pope's Nuncio believe that his work viz., the 2nd day in Easter week, St. entitled “ Portraits Politiques des Joseph's, St. John the Baptist, and Papes," was the same work as the St. Ann's days. “Crimes des Papes,” and that in A learned Jewish merchant of Warconsequence the Nuncio demanded saw, of the name of Nathan Rosenthat he should be expelled or pu- FELD, has written a history of his nanished. The French ministry pre- tive country, Poland, from the best ferred the former alternative, and authorities, in the Hebrew language. proceeded to the expulsion without any inquiry into the charge, which is wholly false.
GREECE. Immediately after writing thus far, we see an account in the
By an effort of daring courage the LLORENTI’s
death. He died lately at Greeks have gained possession of NaMadrid, a few days after his arrival POLI DI Romania, the most important there, in consequence, it is supposed, fortress and harbour of the Morea. of his compulsory journey over al. They found large stores of artillery most impassable roads in the depth and ammunition. Amongst the priof an inclement winter. Here is an.
soners taken is Ali Bey, the princiother victim of the barbarous policy pal Turkish commander. The Greek of the Bourbons !
government has removed its seat to The Court of Rome is not idle in this place, which is both convenient Spain. The Roman Congregation
and secure. denominated the Index, i, e. the Index
The English Government recognizes Expurgatorius for pointing out books the Greek blockade, and allows the that are not to be read, passed a de- lonians to have free communication cree, printed copies of which were
with Greece. circulated in Spain, prohibiting various works of Spanish authors, written in defence of the rights of the nation. The Bombay papers contain a noThis arrogance the Spanish Govern- tice of a new weekly paper published ment reprobates in a circular of the in the Bengalee language, the first Minister of the Interior, which or attempt of the kind, and edited by a daios that all political chiefs shall en- learned Hindoo. In the first and sedeavour to obtain the copies of the said cond numbers were articles on the decree and prevent their illicit circula- liberty of the Native press, and on the tion.
trial by jury, which had been purThe Court of Rome has refused to chased with so much avidity that both receive M. VILLANUEVA, formerly an were out of print. It appears under
the title of “Sunglaud, Cowmuddy," tianity does not at all belong to it, and or the “Moon of Intelligence.". how miserably it has been miscon
strued by its professed interpreters.
The minds of men have been so long
accustomed to connect mystery, and A gratifying spectacle has been ex
terror, and scheming, and planning, hibited in this country. General San and darkness, with the very name of Martin, who has held the supreme religion, that tlre great object to be command and conducted the Native attempted is to dissolve this conforces to victory, and thereby esta- nexion; and when that is clone, every blished the independence of Peru and thing is done. Let us clear away the Chili, has laid down his military cha- heaps of rubbish which are every where racter. He kept his station until the piled up in the way, and then the way assembly of the National Congress, in itself will be straight and level enough. which ihe sovereignty resides, and if we can only pull down the superthen, contrary to the wishes of the re
structures of wood, hay and stubble, presentative body, resigned all his which have been built on the edifice of power ; nobly alleging that the inter- Christ and his apostles, our work is ests of freedom demanded of him this at an end; for the edifice appears in sacrifice. He withdraws into private all its beauty then, complete and welllife, followed by the benedictions of proportioned.”] tho whole country. retirement is near Mendoza in Chili Second Annunl Report of the Baltimore
Unitarian Book Society. He declares in his letter of resignation,
The Second Anniversary of the Balthat if at any time the freedom of the timore Unitarian Society for the disPeruvians should be threatened, he tribution of Books, was held the 25th will dispute the glory of accompany- of December, at the First Independent ing thein in its defence, but solely as
Church. A discourse suited to the a private citizen.
From the Holy
occasion was delivered, and after the Alliance of Europe, we turn to such a religious services of the day, the Secharacter with refreshinent and de
cretary cominunicated the following light.
In making a statement to the SoUnitarianism in America. ciety of their last year's proceedings, [We copy the following document the Managers are gratified with being from The Baltimore Patriot of Jan. able to express a high satisfaction at 3. The same paper contains an ad- the success of their labours. Accord. vertisement of a new number of “The ing to such means and opportunities Unitarian Miscellany," with an ex- as were in their power, they have entract from the Editor's address, which deavoured to promote the objects of we here insert.
the Society. Books and tracts have Christianity is a simple religion, been circulated in various directions, intelligible in its doctrines, and plain and in those places especially, where in its requisitions. It speaks most the greatest benefit may reasonably be reasonably to the understanding, and expected. By publication, exchange appeals inost forcibly to the heart. and purchase, they have enlarged the Designed as it is for all, it is suited to number and variety of works intended the capacity and apprehension of all. for distribution, and have now on hand If men have thought it intricate, it is an extensive assortment. because they have not been content It must be highly gratifying to the with its simplicity; and if they have Society, not only to observe the fruit turned from its light, it is because they of their own exertions, in the spreadhave loved the darkness better. And ing influence of principles and docthus it happens that by far the greater trines which they deem of the first part of the labour which is required importance, but also to witness the from us is, not to explain Christianity, corresponding efforts of their brethren for it is sufficiently explicit, nor to re- in other quarters.
It is now two commend it, for it powerfully recom- years since this Society was first instimends itself, but to shew how much iuted, and within that time, associathat has been supposed to be Chris- tions have sprung up in different parts,
119 with the professed object of distribut- situation gives us facilities for sending ing Unitarian publications. A double out tracts and books in these various purpose, highly auspicious to the directions, and this should prove to us cause we bare at heart, will be thus both the value of our institution, and effected; the comparatively small the importance of zealous activity. means and narrow influence of indivi- But for the influence of our religiduals will be made more extensive and ous views we do not look more to the effectual, by bringing them to act in increase of our numbers, and prospeconcert; and the respective associa- rity of our churches, than to the grations, by mutual aid in exchanging dual change of public feeling. We publications, will be able to do the see it in the softened tone of orthogreatest good at the least expense. It doxy, the subdued spirit of bigotry, is hoped the time will not be long be, the weakened power of prejndice, the fore every Unitarian congregation will gradual relentings of malevolence, the perceive the importance of such a sys- dying embers of kindled passions, and tem, and unite in carrying it into ge- in all the indications of the inereasing neral operation.
ascendancy of truth over error, of reaThe progress of Unitarianism in this son over blind credulity, of piety over country has been rapid, more rapid hypocrisy, and of charity over the nartbas even the most sanguine could row views of sectarisın, and the unholy bare anticipated; it is going on, and zeal of the self-righteous. In all these will go on; it carries with it the man respects a visible change has taken jesty and the power of truth; it is the place, favourable to peace and relicause of Heaven, and the work of God; gion, and to the progress of those it will not stop while reason is honour- principles of faith and action, which ed, or piety cherished, or the Scrip- exalt, purify and adorn the human tures revered. Yet there is enough character. for the friends of righteousness and of Pulpit denunciations have become sound doctrine to do; truth will con- less frequent. The ery of heresy, the qner at last, but it requires incite- incorrect assertions, and reproachful ments from human aid. God is the language, which were the burden of author of all, but men are his agents ; orthodox Journals, have gradually we must labour if we would hope ; we given way to a more Christian spirit, must do what we can to build up the and a milder temper. The wise have kingdom of God in the world, if we learnt to be silent where they could would seek for the blessings of his not confute; the virtuous and candid good government, and the joys of his have learnt to respect the voice of serifinal approbation. With these views ousness and candour. we may be enconraged to persevere, This change, so beneficial to the and trust to the great Ruler of all harinony of Christians, and to the inthiugs to direct our lahours, in confor- terests of pure religion, we have good mity with his wise and holy designs. reasons to believe, has been owing,
To the present time the good influ, in no smalt degree, to the exertions ences of an overruling Providence which have been made to diffuse a have been manifest in strengthening knowledge of our sentiments, Sueh the hands, and cheering the hearts of will always be the consequence ; ignoour bretbren in this country. New rance is our worst enemy. The princongregations are forming, preachers ciples of our faith need only be known are multiplying, the demand for Uni to be respected—they are the princitarian writings is increasing, and a ples of the Scriptures, of reason, of spirit of inquiry has gone abroad. In nature; they accord with the best feelsome parts of New England, a large ings of the human heart, and the highportion of the inhabitants are Unita- est powers of the human understandrians ; many are found at the South ing; they have God for their author ; and the West, and some in almost they are the principles revealed and every town and village in the Union. published by Jesus Christ, illustrated More than forty preachers, professing by bis own life, proved by his miraVnitarian sentiinents, are employed in cles, sanctioned by his assurance of a Kentucky and Ohio, some with esta. future judgment, and confirmed by blished congregations, others in the his death and resurrection. duties of missionaries. Our central Such are the principles which we