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stead ;(?) sous les auspices de Maineduc, ils rer de l'Ile de Malte pour en faire le beront vu ses disciples former les mêmes veux ceau de la religion naturelle. Il me dit làpour cette Jerusalem céleste, pour ce feu pu- dessus des choses que l'on a peine à croire; rifiant, (ce sont leurs expressions, je les ai il me dit, par exemple, en termes exprès, ‘A entendues de leur bouche même,) pour ce la fin de 1773, ou dans le courant de 1774, la feu purifiant, qui ne doit embraser l'univers loge dont j'étois alors Vénérable reçut du par la révolution Françoise, que pour rendre grand Orient, une lettre qu'il nous assuroit triomphantes par-tout, et dans Londres même être la copie de celle que lui avoit écrite le comme dans Paris, l'égalité et la liberté des Roi de Prusse. Elle ne devoit être comJacobins.”—Ibid. vol. 5, p. 299.

muniquée qu'aux chevaliers de la Palestine, These are all the passages in this author aux chevaliers de Kadosh, et au directoire which relate to Avignon : and they are suf- Ecossois. Elle me parvint par les loges de ficiently curious.

la correspondance ; quoiqu'elle eut déjà été I have a note somewhere from Bernino, lue dans quelques loges elle n'avoit cepenshowing that the old heretics had a masonic dant encore reçu que trois signatures. Par way of recognizing each other. What Bar- cette lettre on nous exhortoit à signer, en ruel says of the Knights Templars is mon- execution du serment que nous avions fait, strous, even so as to outrage common sense. l'obligation de marcher à la première requiHis notion respecting Manicheism is more sition, et de contribuer de nos personnes, et plausible, and I should like to believe it. It de toutes nos facultés morales et phisiques à la would account for the strange disappearance conquête de l'Ile de Malte, et de tous les of a mythology which was not ill conceived, biens situés sous les deux hémisphères qui and a good deal better than the Popery which avoient appartenus aux ancêtres de l'ordre extinguished it. The Abbé says that Manes maçonnique. On annonçoit comme but de nodeserved to be flead alive—for which cha- tre établissement à Malte, la possibilité d'y forritable opinion I should like to have a square mer le berceau de la religion naturelle.' En half-inch of his posteriors condemned to this lisant cet article, je dis à l'auteur de ce méoperation.

moire; mais si j'écris cela, on ne me croira Ecrasez l'infame. I observe that in one pas: on vous croira ou non, répondit-il, place where Voltaire goes on speaking of mais, j'ai vu et reçu la lettre, que ma loge the wretch, the word is feminine,-elle, pourtant refusa de signer. J'ajoute, moi ; what therefore if it inean, as is most likely, on le croira ou non; mais j'ai ce mémoire, the church, the church of Rome being the et je suis bien sûr qu'il est d'un homme only one he knew,—the whore ? and by this très-estimé et très-estimable."— Tom. 4, p. appellation ?

130. With regard to the derivation from the Professor Robison shows, with much more Templars, he relates a story most incredibly probability, that the lodges were made use absurd, upon the authority of a person "au- of by the Jacobites. jourd'hui un grave magistrat, qui, reçu Franc-Maçon dès l'année 1761, avoit d'abord passé une grande partie de sa vie dans le hombre agigantado en Andalucia de extra

“ En nuestros tiempos he visto yo un secret des loges." He gave me, in fact, says ordinarias fuerças, que le llamaban por irothe Abbé,“ des notions plus claires sur la nia el Niño que detenia el movimiento de distinction des Rose-Croix et de leurs trois

una rueda de molino, impelida de copioso grades, l'un purement chrétien, le second appellé des Frondeuns, ou de la caba le troisième de la religion purement naturelle.

· Perhaps it is hardly necessary to add that

all these extracts are from the Abbé's Memoires Un objet spécial de ce troisième grade étoit,

pour servir a l'Histoire du Jacobinisme. Londres, 1. de venger les Templiers, 2. de s'empa- | 1797-8. 8vo. 4 vols.-J. W.W.



cance de aguas.” — MARQUES DE SORITO. | from 1737 to 1746 ; from 1801 to 1810 they Exam. Apol. p. 12.

were 1139. But this may be as well ascribed

to the increase of property. “ The effect of Mr. Wm. Smith's bill for repealing the laws in force against the re- LA BEATA DE CUENCA was wife of a counvilers of the Trinity, appears to be this ; tryman in the village of Villar del Aguila that while men are subject, and properly sub- | in that diocese. She said that Christ had ject, to criminal prosecutions for any libel consecrated her body, and as in the Euchaupon the sovereign, his ministers, or others, rist, converted her body and blood into his they may now libel their God with impu

She found believers who worshipped nity!"--Anti-Jacobin, July, 1813, p. 46. her, carried her in procession through the

streets to the church with tapers, &c. and Church Reformers, “ who out of a well offered incense to her in the church as to meaning desire to make the lamp of truth the sacrament, kneeling before her. The dart its rays with the greater splendour, Cura of the parish, another neighbouring snuff it so nearly that they extinguish it priest, and two friars, were prime agents in quite, and leave us nothing but the stink of these follies. The dissensions which it ocits snuff."-Sir G. MACKENZIE's Essays, p. casioned were not less remarkable than the 25.

Some theologians argued that the

thing was impossible, considering the ordi“Churches do like coy maids lace their nary providence of God, because if it were bodies so strait, that they bring on them a true, a greater prerogative would have been consumption, and will have the gate of hea- conferred on the Beata than on M. Sancven to have been only made for themselves.” | tissima, the mother of God; and because in -Ibid. p. 28.

this case bread and wine would not be the

only element of its elements, which it was a “ It is a remark of Clarendon's that there thing certain in divinity that they were. is scarce any language which can properly | Others admitted the possibility, as a necessignify the English expression-Good na- sary consequence of Omnipotence, but deemture."-SPRATT's Obs. on Sorbiere.

ed the proof deficient. Others again appealed

to the character of the Beata as sufficient Rupture Society. Redhead Yorke says proof. It was very properly settled by the that when he was raising a regiment for ser- Inquisition. She died in their secret privice during the last war, he was obliged to sons,—her image was placed on an ass at a reject nearly 200 men in the vigour of life, public auto da , and in that manner carand in every other respect fit for the ser- ried to be burnt, some of her accomplices vice, except that they had this infirmity. were whipped and banished, or suspended

from their functions, or sent to the galleys. The controversy about standing or sit- (In Charles IV.'s reign.) ting during psalm-singing. Lord Monboddo thought that man lost his tail by the habit Clara, the Beata of Madrid, pretended of sitting, forgetting dogs, cats, and mon- to be bedridden, and to live wholly upon the keys.

wafer. She obtained bull permitting to

make the vows as a Capuchine nun, and disINCREASE of madness. The orders on pensing from the clausure and living in comlunatic petitions were 484 in the ten years munity, because of her infirmities.

at length discovered that the whole was a "A curious defence of Astrology in this num.

scheme for getting money, which the dupes ber by J. W. Puckle, Vide.-R. S.

who visited her left in large sums to be by

It was her distributed in alms. The mother and a Thou happy Kyria daughter of Abijah. friar were the chief accomplices, and the In- Ve Ruach Elohah sister of Jehovah, quisition exposed the whole in 1802.

Manness of the man Jeshuah

Out of the pleura Hosannah." “ I KNEW a pedant of so strangely scrupu

Moravian Hymns, 1769. Hymn 95. Here lous a conscience, that he could number it among his sins to make a boy more learned quoted from the Satirist, but to be believed than his father, which he could suppose might

even though coming from that quarter. unlearn him that duty which hath the pro

MISMANAGEMENT of reviews in the British mise of a long life." — The Cloud opened. Critic and some others, the same book has Harl. Misc. vol. 7, p. 418.

been twice reviewed with opposite charac

ters-mere carelessness ! In a true and faithful account of the Island of Veritas (1788), which is a Unitarian Utopia, one of the laws is “ once in every of Bath and Bristol by declaring that the

1809. A PROPHET frightened the people three months, let some part of the Alcoran

two cities would be overwhelmed on the 31st of Mahomet be read, and let the minister

of March. make such commentaries thereon as he thinks proper."

“Way may we not improve that waste It is said of S. Francisco de Paula, that land of divisions which are in fields, wherein though he appeared fat and florid, he was in the landmark is set, and make the same of reality nothing but skin and bones this ap- of cyder and perry may as plentifully abound

different fruits, that so those excellent liquors pearance being a gift of grace. Compare in England as wines in many foreign parts, him to certain writers. — Acta SS. April 2,

or orange trees in Italy ?" Dr. LAMBE

“The Helmontists' brewingbook."— p. 21. “Un notable casa, y digno de que no se

28. 45. nos quede en el tintero." - PEDRO SIMON,

WOLSEY bad prepared a stone coffin for

himself which lay as lumber in a room adMaJos et Majas—compared with the Four joining St. George's chapel, and was given in hands,—the Fancy and the Varment Club. by the king, for the body of Lord Colling

wood. His coffin therefore is as remarkIt has been said of the French, that throw able as Nelson's. a Frenchman into the sea naked, and he will rise up clothed from head to foot, and with At Largo in Fifeshire, an institution for a bag, sword, and pair of ruffles to boot. the support of twenty old men of the name

of Wood, upon a liberal foundation. This Adam CLARKE has written a pamphlet on family and namesake feeling,–Dulwich Col. the Use and Abuse of Tobacco, addressed lege,-Winchester. especially to religious people. “Do you not think," he

" that God will visit


for The S. Raphael, one of the Spanish line your loss of time, waste of money, and needs of battle ships taken by Sir R. Calder, being less self-indulgence.” In some of the so- too bad for a sheer-hulk was purchased by cieties, they will give no band ticket to a Mr. Hawker of Plymouth to serve for a dry snuff-taker!

dock,—the stern to be cut off, and a pair of

gates hung in its stead. A ship of the like “ The daughters reverence do

class was used for the same purpose, some Christess, and praise thee too, years ago in the Thames, and made a profit

p. 110.

p. 203.


able return to the undertaker. The St. ter, it is obvious that by placing props, or Raphael sold for £1780.

shoars, between, both will be supported, But this is the iron age. The N. Chro- while the ship will ride with all her stores nicle, vol. 25, p. 219, contains a description on board, and masts standing, nearly as easy of a wrought iron moveable caisson with a as when in water. Should inconveniences rudder for docking a ship while riding at be apprehended at any time from blowing her moorings, in any depth of water, leav- weather, the caisson may be cast off and let ing her keel dry in three hours, without re- fall to the bottom, where it cannot be inmoving her stores or masts.

jured ; and whence it may be raised to the The floating dock of iron is half an inch ship's bottom again with as little labour as thick, 220 feet long, 64 wide, and 30 deep, weighing an anchor. The caisson will be weighing about 400 tons, or when immersed twelve feet above water when there is a first in water 350, and rendered nearly buoyant rate ship in it,—this is a sufficient height to by an air receptacle which surrounds, and prevent the sea breaking over. By this plan which is capable of suspending the whole a ship may have her bottom examined and weight with great exactness, and which is be out of dock again in six hours. A caisrivetted to it in such a manner as also to son capable of docking a first rate will not strengthen the caisson, and support the prin- cost more than £20,000 ; judging from the cipal shoars from the ship. There is a stanch duration of wrought iron salt pans, it will six feet wide on the top for the workmen to last twenty years without repair, and when stand upon and also to strengthen the cais. worn out it will break up and sell for one son.

third of its original cost. While light it draws nine feet of water. When taken to the ship intended to be dock- In the next page. Hollow iron mastsed, the water is to be let into it at an open- stronger, lighter, more durable, less liable ing or plug hole in the bottom, and it is to to injury than wood, and easily repaired at be suffered to sink until the upper part is sea. It weighs twelve tons, and costs £540. even with the surface of the water; the air A wooden one weighs twenty-three, and tube still keeping it buoyant. A small quan- costs £1200. It is made to strike nearly as tity of air is then to be discharged, by open- low as the deck, to ease the ship, when a ing a plug hole in the air receptacle, until wooden mast would be cut away. It is also a quantity of water is let in, just sufficient a conductor,-a bolt from the bottom being to sink the caisson below the ship's bottom. carried through kelson and keel. This is not This being effected, the caisson (nearly buoy- all — yards, bowsprits, chain shrouds and ant) is then to be raised to the surface of stays of iron are recommended, and finally the water by ropes made fast from the cais- the whole hull. son to each quarter of the ship. A pump placed within the caisson is then to be work- Cast iron coffins were made at some of ed by a steam engine of twelve horse power, the Yorkshire founderies some thirty years placed in a barge alongside, which will empty ago, packing one within another like nests it in three hours, and reduce the draft eight of pill-boxes, for convenience of carriage ; feet of water, that is from twenty-six to but they did not get into use. eighteen feet, when she may be carried up into shoal water if required, or alongside 1779. A Mr. CONSTABLE of Woolwich wharfs, or jetty heads of the dock yards. The passing through the churchyard there at ship’s sides and bottom tending to fall out- midnight, heard people singing jovially. At wards by their own weight, and the sides and first he thought they were in the church, bottom of the caisson tending to be forced but the doors were locked, and it was all inwards by the external pressure of the wa- silent there: - on looking about he found some drunken sailors who had got into a large endowment) for the blind, which enable them family vault, and were regaling with bread, to distribute £4,500 yearly! 1809. cheese, tobacco, and strong beer. They belonged to the Robust, man of war, and

The country between Colchester and Harhaving resolved to spend a jolly night on wich visited annually by large flocks of rooks, shore, had kept it up in a neighbouring ale- who stay about two or three months, lodghouse till the landlord turned them out, and ing in the woods at night, and then return then they came here to finish their evening to the rookeries in Norfolk, eighty miles disThey had opened some of the coffins in their tant. dare devil drunkenness (which the N. Chronicle calls jollity), and crammed the mouth of

Jan. 1809. The rain froze as it fell, and one of the bodies with bread, and cheese, and

in London the umbrellas were so stiffened beer. Constable with much difficulty pre- that they could not be closed. Birds had vailed on them to return to their ship. In

their feathers frozen so that they could not their way one fell down in the mud, and was suffocated, as much from drunkenness as the fly, and many were picked up as they lay

helpless on the ground. real danger. The comrades took him on their shoulders and carried him back to sleep in company with the honest gentlemen with Jan. 4, 1809. THERE being only four cod whom he had passed the evening.

in Billingsgate, a fisherman gave fourteen

guineas for them, and salmon soon after was About forty years ago the Dutch intro- sold at a guinea a pound ! duced potatoes in Bengal, and sold them in Calcutta at five shillings a pound! This PROSTITUTION.–Girls bought as property. they were enabled to do by the fondness of One dealer has three establishments - at the English for what they are used to in their London, Bath, and Cheltenham, shifting the own country, and by keeping secret the mode stock according to the season! Where acof culture. Other persons planted, but the cording to relative proportions the children haulm or stem shot up so rapidly and grew of dissenters ought to be ten, in fact they so high that it spent the plant. The Dutch are only three.- Panorama, vol. 6, p. 41. cut it down several times in the early part Half the prostitutes compelled to work in of the season, and thus forced the plant to the day for part of their maintenance, so produce its fruit under ground. It is said overstocked are the streets, and thousands that the potatoe has now accommodated it- of women who have plenty of work "try self to the climate there, and is getting into their chance," as they call it.—Ibid. vol. 6, general use.—Comm. to the Board of Agri- p. 875. culture, vol. 6, p. 1.

A girl who had been four years on the

town begged to be taken into custody at a

Acres. watch house, and was denied by the men in Tue area of England is esti

attendance, because “she had no charge mated at

31,929,340 brought against her.” The beadle of St. Wales

4,320,000 Bride's urged them to take her in for the Scotland

16,240,000 night,—and at last provided her a lodging. S. Isles adjacent to the coast 1,055,080 In the morning, after various delays and W. Isles

851,200 examinations before parochial officers, the Orkneys

153,600 poor girl consented to go voluntarily as a Shetlands

643,840 culprit to the Lord Mayor, and thence to

the House of Correction, and was even enChrist's Hospital has funds (from private trusted with the order from the magistrate


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