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some on their knees, adoring their Maker. crusaders, in their long residence at AnOthers there were running into one ano- tioch ; but in Aleppo, where wood is very ther's arms, rejoicing in their eristence! dear, they have no contrivance to keep An air of cheerfulness and brotherly love out rain but freestone walls, and flat animated every countenance.
roofs, made of a very expensive cement." “ In a public calamity, in which the The Committee have already transmitTurk, the Jew, the Christian, the Idola- ted one thousand pounds through the meter, were indiscriminate victims, or ob- dium' of the Consul General of the Lejects of the care of an impartial Provi. vant Company, at Constantinople, with dence, every one forgot, for a time, his particular instructions to cause it to be religious" animosities; and, what was a distributed, without regard to nation or still more universal feeling, in that joyful religion. They solicit, therefore, the conmoment, every one looked upon the hea- tributions of the benevolent, with an asviest losses with the greatest indifference. surance that the utmost attention shall But as the sun's rays increased in inten. be paid to the distribution of the funds sity, they were gradually reminded of the which may be committed to their care, natural wants of shelter and of food, and and that an account shall be hereafter became at length alive to the full extent rendered of the manner in which they of the dreary prospect before them, for a may be appropriated. greater mass of human misery has not Subscriptions continue to be received been often produced by any of the awful by John Theophilus Daubuz, Esq., Treaconvulsions of nature. A month has now surer_to the Levant Company, No. 2, elapsed, and the shocks continue to be felt, New Broad Street; Mr. George Liddell, and to strike terror into every breast, Secretary to the Levant Company, at their night and day. The fear that they may office, South Sea House ; by all the not cease before the rainy season com- Bankers in Town and Country; and at mences, has induced those whose business the Bar of Lloyd's Coffee-house, and the cannot allow of their quitting the ruins City of London Tavern. of their towns, instead of rebuilding their houses, to construct temporary horels of wood without the walls; and many fa- The Winter Quarterly Unitarian Meelmilies, who thought themselves, before ing of Ministers in South Wales, was this calamity, straitly lodged in a dozen held at Aberdar on the 2nd day of apartments, now exult at the prospect of year. In the evening of the 1st, Mr. D. passing the winter in a single room, John of St. Clears, preached from Matc. twenty feet square.
vii. 11. In the morning of the 2nd, Mr. “ The houses of the public agents and J. Davies of Capel-y-Groes and Ystrad, private European individuals at Aleppo, preached from Jude 3. Mr. T. Evans, have been entirely ruined. At Aleppo the minister at the place, having been the Jews suffered the most, on account called to the chair, the nature and end of their quarter being badly built, with of future punishment was the subject narrow lanes. Out of a population of discussed in the conference. The same three thousand souls, six hundred lives subject has been proposed for considerawere lost. Of the Europeans only one tion at the Spring Meeting, which is to person of note, Sigoor ESDRA DE Picci• be held at Wick, on Easter Thursday, OTTO, Austrian Consul-General, and ten whereat Mr. D. John, of St. Clears, was or twelve women and children, perished; requested preach. but the greater part are now suffering from ophthalmia and dysenteries, occasioned by their being exposed to the MINISTERś have it seems filled up the excessive heats of the day, and the cold see of Clogher, vacant by the deprivation dews of the night. When it is considered, of the infamous though Hon. PERCY that two-thirds of the families in Aleppó JOCELYN, by translating from Killaloe have neither the means of making a long Lord ROBERT TOTTENHAM, brother of journey, to remove to a town out of the the Marquis of Ely. We take for granted effect of the earthquake, nor of building that Lord Tottenham is an eminent dia shed to keep off the rain, it is impossi- vinc, whose episcopal character is of ble to conceive all the misery to which weight sufficient to bear down all the they are doomed the ensuing winter, or odium raised agaiust the sec of Clogher * ever to find more deserving objects of by its late bishop; though we confess compassion and charity of the opulent, whom it has pleased God to place in happier regions of the globe.
* The very name of this see is omitted “Here planks and fuel are cheap, and in the “ Clergyman's Almanack” for the the people have the resource of tiles, present year, and the Dean, &c. are dewhich they were taught to make by the scribed as of
Intelligence.-Yellow Fever in New York.
we have never heard, and doubt whether comparatively harmless. We bad a slight the intelligence has ever reached this visitation of the kind in 1819; before that, side of the water, of the services render- it was unknown since 1805. The present ed by his Lordship to theology in gene- season about 400 cases were reported, ral or to the Church of Ireland in parti- about half which were fatal; its appearcular.
ance nearly banishes all other forms of sickness. Accordingly, our bills of mor
tality for the summer shewed a smaller Biskopric of Calcutta:—The Rev. Re- ratio of deaths than usual, Out of GINALD HEBER, who has been mentioned 130,000 or 135,000 inhabitants of the * the probable successor to the see of city, 120,000 are supposed to have reCalcuta, is a very elegant poet, and mained in the city and suburbs during deeped by his brethren a purely ortho- the summer. The part deemed indos minister. He is the editor of the fected' was very circumscribed, compared new edition of the works of Jeremy Tay- with the area covered by a dense popufor, to which is prefixed a life of the lation. I am persuaded you will pardon Bishop, which has been much admired. these details on a subject not uninterestMr. Heßer is the brother of the learned ing to philanthropists of whatever nation member for the University of Oxford, or latitude, and which is the occasion of whose renown as a liberal and extensive so much terror to the species. I am book collector is diffused throughout Eu- tempted to add, that two things seem to mope.- Nora. Chron.
be settled respecting yellew fever; 1st. We have it from authority on which that by removal from the infected locawe can rely, that the Rev. REGINALD lity, fatal consequences are prevented. Haber is appointed to (and has accepted) It travels or enlarges its district, only by the facant see of Calcutta. - Mr. HEBER means of victims. 2d. that beyond such goes out to India forthwith.-Evening locality the sick do not communicate the Papr.
infection to their nurses or attendants.”
Dr. CHALMERS.—This distinguished ANOTHER shopman of CARLILE's, of divise, says the Glasgow Chronicle, has the name of Tunbridge, was on the 20th been unanimously elected Professor of inst, found guilty in the Court of King's Moral Philosophy in the University of St. Bench of 5 publishing a blasphemous Andrews, and he has notified to the con- libel on the Christian Religion and the gregation of St. Joba's his acceptance of Holy Scriptures, contained in a work the office. Some time since he received called Palmer's Principles of Nature." fifteen handred pounds from a lady to lay out in any way he thought proper. Of this sum he gare 5002. to the Rev. We understand that FRANCIS MASERES, Dr. Buras for the purpose of assisting in Esq., Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer, the erection of a chapel; 5001. to the whose liberal exertions for the restoraRev. Mr. Marshal ; 5001. to Mr. Muir fortion of the older mathematical writers the same laudable purpose. He has also are so well known to the mathematical giren 5001, out of his own .pocket for world, has nearly completed a collection aiding the erection of a chapel in the pa- of those which relate to Optical Science. rish of St. John's.
Amongst the interesting treatises which are reprinted in this volume are the Opti
ca promota of James Gregory, containing Yellow Fever at New York. the first publication of the reflecting tele(A FRIEND thinks that it may serve
scope ; the Traité de la Lumière, of the cause of humanity to publish the
fol- Huygens ; and the Lectiones Opticæ of lowing extract from a letter to him, Dr. Barrow, a work which has become written by Eleazer LORD, the active exceedingly scarce. This work is edited officer of the Peace Society at New York, under the superintendance of C. Baband dated from that place Nov. 23, 1822, bage, Esq., F.R.S., &c. and we have great pleasure in complying with his wish.) " Very soon after receipt of the first
1823. mentioned letter and parcel, I left the The present threatens to be an eventcity, and remained out in consequence of ful year. The horizon is dark on every the fever, and returned only a fortnight side, and the gathering clouds must soon since. This calainity of yellow fever is burst. The contest that has been carryof rare occurrence here, and an immedi- 'ing on for thirty years between the kings ate removal of the inhabitants from the and the people of Europe, is coming to a 'locality in which it appears, renders it crisis, and the result will be, either the
subjugation of the civilized world to an Call down the Holy Trinity to bless universal barbarous despotism, or the Partition leagues and deeds of devilish. attainment, in all the nations of Chris
pess! tendom, of a more entire and better defined, and more solemnly sanctioned state Notes from the triple alliance bare of freedom than has yet been enjoyed. been delivered to the Spanish GorernTo which side our wishes and prayers ment, and have been promptly and suitalead us, we need not say; but we have bly answered. The ambassadors have, in been so often disappoiuted that we dare consequence, demanded their passports, not assume the tone of prophecy : we which have been readily grayted, accommust content ourselves with the persua- panied by laconic messages for their was. sion and belief, that He who has all hearts ters, which will shew them thal eleren in his hands, and who is King of kings, millions of people are not to be juggled will overrule all things to the furtherance out of their liberties, or intimidated into of his ipfiuitely wise and merciful govern- a surrender of their independence by a ment, which involves by necessary conser despotic rescript. The temperate firm, queuce the final happiness and dignity of ness of Spain is the theme of universal ihe human race.
praise, and is justly considered as a The royal combination, taking the pledge of union and perseverance, which name of The Holy Alliauce, is displayed it may be hoped will ensure the success to all Europe in its true character, as a of their righteous cause. league of brute force against opinions, Before this falls under the eye of the These “ Holy Leaguers," acquiring Cour reader, the part that Franet is to act in rage from partial success, and calculating this critical state of affairs will probably (erroneously, as we trust,) that the quiet be determined. All speculation upon it ness of nations is the settled subinission is, therefore, useless. This only seems of fear, have openly announced it as their certain, that with war or peace it will not will, which is to be sovereign law, that be easy for the Ultras in that country to no changes shall take place in the Eu- proceed in their attempts to nullify the ropean nations without their fiat. None Charter, without endangering the throne but legitimate kings, that is, kings who of the Bourbons. Superstition is called are such in spite of the people, are to be in as the ally of this party. The priests acknowledged, and from those vicegerents are every where employed to preach up of Heaven are to emauate all law and all the sacredness of kings and the nothingpolicy. Every expression of the popular ness of the people. Festivals, consecrawill and feeling is to be treated from the tions, processions, are got up to dazzle first as high treason. The Greek, on one the public eye aud to keep men from side of Europe, and the Spaniard, on the thinking. At Lisle, where twelve royalist other, are to be coerced and chastised by deputies were elected, a 'fe Deum was the myrmidons of the northern powers, sung in the Cathedral for their success, if they touch the anointed Mahmouds or and in a loyal song they were compared Ferdinands. Hundreds of thousands of to the twelve apostles. A peculiarly magarmed machines are to be let loose at nificent mass was performed on the 21st once against any refractory, people that instant, to celebrate the martyrdom of shall question « the right divine of kings Louis XVI. And with all this, the volato goveru wrong," and dispute the resto- tile French seem amused, and they will ration of the Inquisition, or resist the continue to be amused with the same robbery, violation and massacre of whole scenes, unless circuinstances should call islands and provinces of Christians. them to witness and to halloo around
Our iodignation at the assumptions of spectacles of a very different nature. the allied despots, is inixed with unspeak. Portugal and Spain hare entered into able disgust at their hypocrisy. Of three a treaty for mutual protection. The fordifferent and incompatible religions, these mer country has received assurances of men affect a pure zepl for truth, and the friendship of the English Govcrument, plant in their assem the standard of which perhaps have kept the Holy Allithe cross. Under this banner, they pro- ance from putting the Portuguese also claim the persecuted Greeks as rebels, out of the ban of their empire. Portugal and declare their fraternity with the fa- has notwithstanding shewu little reverence natical barbarian of Turkey. Is there a for royal personages, as such : its Queen man liviug, 'with the heart of a man, who has been called upon to take the vatbs to does not pour scorn upon the dishonest
the new constitution, and on her refusal faction, though kings compose it,
is obliged to quit the country: she has Who e'en while plundering, forge Reli. sent a leave-taking letter to the King, her gion's name,
husband, containing all the vapouring To frauk their spoil, and, without fear or pretensions and high-sounding menaces shame,
which might be expected from a weak
roman, infated by the Bourbon pride and the Church Establishment, and the justice excited to anger by a crafty priesthood. and expediency of prosecutions and pu
The English Parliament is about to nishments for the publication of mere meet, and the Session will be one of the opinions; and though we cannot expect most interesting in the memory of man. the sudden renunciation of ancient preThe King's speech will probably avow a judices, or the adoption at once of the pacific line of policy with regard to the liberal course which is equally recomContinent, but at the same time recommended by philosophy and religion, we mend preparation for any unfavourable anticipate much good from the discussion : contingency. There will be work enough all that is wanted to meliorate the public for the iniuisters at home. Changes have mind is light; the parliamentary advocate taken place in the administration which of truth may not succeed, as far as the foresbew some new plan of fivance. It proportion of ayes and noes is considered, will not be easy by any measures to con- but his efforts are never lost: good and ciliate and satisfy the ruined agriculturists. great measures may be perfected by being Retrenchment and economy must be se delayed: the present majority have the riously adopted. The question of Par command of their own votes, but not of liamentary Reform will be discussed under the minds of the community, by which all thore favorable circumstances than the votes are idtimately swayed; and reason reformers have known for forty years. and truth, superior in this to parliaments, Catholic Emancipation will take a new may be prorogued, but can never be disshape in consequence of the late outrages soloed. of the Orange faction. With this measure P.S. Jan. 30th. The die is cast. The will come (when it comes) the repeal of Bourbon of France has announced to the the Test and Corporation Acts: at least, Chambers that the Duke d’ANGOULEMF. the Dissenters should take care that the is about to march into Spain at the head two measures are not set apart in point of 100,000 Frenchmen. He has thus of time. It is intended, we understand, staked his crown upon the issue ; preto bring before the legislature the subject pared, no doubt, to become either a wanof religious liberty on its broadest ground, derer or a martyr. including the claims and the operation of
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Communications hare been received from Mr. Mardon; A General Baptist ; F. B.; and Northumbricus.
The controversy on Chapel Trust Deeds is at an end.
We present our readers in this Number with an Engraving of the UNITARIAN CHURCH, WASHINGTON, a liberal coutribution to our work by Mr. George Cooke,
Since the Number was completed, we have received the following letter from Dublin, enclosing a donation of £2. for WILLIAM Roberts, the native Unitarian Missiouary at Madras, the miscellaneous contents of which will gratify our readers :
To the Editor of the Monthly Repository.
Dublin, 17th January, 1823.
I wish that a daily or weekly paper could be generally made use of by Unitarians, in which articles on religious controversy would be found; it is in vain to expect that our opinions will be inquired into through the medium of a monthly publication, dedicated solely to the Unitarian cause, unless the religious public are led to the inquiry by paragraphs in a vewspaper. i fear they will not read the Tracts circulated by Unitarians; but what frequently comes before their eyes will at last be read in some leisure hour. I have lately seen an advertisement in the Courier, ending with an offer of a subscription of £1000 towards building a Metropolitan Chapel. I am of opinion that a Chapel, with a Reformed Liturgy, unobjectionable to any sect, would be a true Catholic Church, and as such I would subscribe to it. I sincerely wish we had such a sum to commence a subscription for erecting an Unitarian Chapel here, for we have not one strictly such. If a truly Catholic Church was erected here, I would willingly contribute to the support of it: such church must be necessarily Unitarian.
I send herewith £2. for the assistance of William Roberts, of Madras, in his Unitarian labours.
Yours, JOSEPH HONE.