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Telling the while of hopes, and joys, Oh! wake--and bid thy thunders knell-
Their lightnings blast the Infidel :-
Sweep him from Grecia's classic plains And I will listen to their voice, and from lands of fame and hallowed climes,
Too long polluted with his crimes. With humble heart the tale of other
days, Mingling a prayer of penitence and praise.
THE FALLING LEAF.
LINES ON GREECE.
BY MR. MONTGOMERY.
(From the Edinburgh Magazine.)
(From the London Magazine.)
Were I a trembling leaf
On yonder stately tree,
I should be loth to fall
Beside the common way, Around her gardens of the deep;
Weltering in mire, and spuro'd by all, Her Eden Isles-for ever fair,
Till trodden down to clay...
I would not choose to die
All on a bed of grass, Whose fame, an everlasting gleam
Where thousands of my kindred lie, Sheds over mountain, gulf and stream.
And idly rot in mass. That land is Greece
Nor would I like to spread Of Sage and Hero but the grave,
My thiu and wither'd face, Aud birth-place only to the Slave;
In hortus siccus, pale and dead, Upon her sous, degenerate grown,
A mummy of my race.
No, on the wings of air
Might I be left to fly,
I know not, and I heed not where,
A waif of 'earth and sky!
Or, cast upon the stream,
To the world's end I'd float.
Who that hath ever been,
Could bear to be no more? To strike for struggliug Liberty !
Yet who would tread again the scene
He trod through life before ?
Man's spirit will move on;
It is not quench'd, but gone.
Sept. 21, at Duffield, in the county which line he claimed as his greal uncle of Derby, aged 34, ELIZABETH, wife of the celebrated Lord Bolingbroke. This the Rev. E. O. JONES, of that place, noblenian, however, was not alone in. About two months before her demise, debted to consideration from elerated she had given birth to a daughter ; from birth, but had a much stronger claim to that time her strength and health gradu. public consideration, as a man most preally declined. A constitution naturally eminently gifted with capaciousness and delicate could not, under such circum- energy of mind, improved by unremitting stances, long support the vital principle; study. At the commencement of the and, without pain or much suffering, quit. French Revolution, Count du Roure assoted the present scene.
ciated himself with the Republican party;. With the most amiable disposition of not that class of demagogues who merely miod and heart, Mrs. Jones uuited affa- assumed the title to gloss over their ambility of manners and kindness to all. bitious views, or as a means of gratifying As a friend and companion, she was so. their thirst of gain, but those who acted ciable, sincere, affectionate and attached. from conviction, and supported their teAs a mother, she was rivetted to her nul- nets with undeviating fortitude under the merous family of little ones, by the very hatchet of the guillotine. "Throughwarmest ties of tenderness and materual out the consulate of Buonaparte, the solicitude. As a wife, she evinced the Count remained stedfast to his political kindest love and duty. Her time, while creed, and when that dignity was changed health and life remained to her, was en- to the Imperial title, no overtures whattirely devoted to the good and interest of soever could shake the honest integrity her family; and within that circle she of his inind, though the Prefecture of a exhibited the greatest industry and de. Department and the dignity of a Senator sire for their comfort and happiness. She would have been the recompence of an has left behind her, to console the part. abandonment of principle. Although the ner of her joys and sorrows, six innocent Count's name has not appeared to any and beautiful little beings, as pledges of literary production of consequence, he that happy connexion, which is soon to has not the less contributed to enhance be renewed in a happier and inore dura. the value of the labours of others; and ble state.
during the period of the Revolution, a During life she felt the influence of multiplicity of anonymous writings, as religiou seated and rooted in the heart, well as the harangues delivered by many which she exhibited unaccompanied by public characters, were the production of external pomp and affectation; and in his pen. As'a grammarian, no Frenchthe hour of her departure she was sup- man was ever more thoroughly versed in ported and cheered by the prospects the niceties of his language, and few na. which it exhibits. As the tenor of her tives of our own country could boast of life was calm and unruffled, so was her possessing a more intimate acquaintance end peaceful and easy; for her gentle with our literature and language, of spirit quitted its earthly tabernacle with which he gave an unequivocal proof in out a groau or a struggle, and now rests his “ Nouveau Maitre D'Anglais," pubon the bosom of its God. A few Sun- lished at Paris, in 1816. The writer, days after her decease, a most excellent who has been intimately acquainted with and consoling discourse was preached on the deceased for many years, cannot ter. the mournful occasion, at Duffield, by the minate this just tribute to the memory Rev. D. P. Davies, of Makeney, to a and extraordinary acquirements of his small, but deeply affected congregation. departed friend, without stating, that,
when considered in the light of a uni. 24, in Arundel Street, Straud, versal philanthropist, he was never sarLouis Henri SCIPIO DE GRIMOARD DE passed, his constant exclamation being Beauvoir, Count du Roure and Mar- directed against warfare, and the effusion quis de Grisac, lineally descended from of human blood. He was frank and sinone of the inost ancient noble families of cere in an eminent degree, and scrupuFrance, and no less related to the Irish lously tenacious of his word on all occaPeerage in right of his mother, the de- sions.-Morning Chronicle. vased Countess of Catherlough; through
Oct. 13, by shipwreck, Mr. ROBERT Nov. 19, at Hackney, where she wa GARLAND, youngest son of Mr. William completing her education, Miss MARY Garland, of Gedney, near Loug Sutton, BENNETT, daughter of Mr. R. Bennett, Lincolnshire. This melancholy event was of Derby, aged 19. An inflammatory briefly adverted to in the last number, p. complaint carried her off almost as soon 647. The body of this amiable young man as her illoess assumed a serious charachas not been found. We regret, however, ter. Her bumility, docility, good sense, to learn, that the feelings of his bereaved and sweetness of disposition aud amiableand distressed parents have been agitated aess of manners, have caused her death by a report in the newspapers of a body, to be deeply lamented by all that knew supposed to be that of a youth, having her, and especially by her family, who been washed on shore, near the part witnessed with growing pleasure her prowhere it is supposed the wreck took mise of great usefulness and respectaplace, but in too mutilated a state to be bility. identified. The writer of this short tribute of respect having some years since been a frequent and delighted witness to
Lately, at Islington, FRANCIS RIVINGthe tender solicitude manifested by the TON, Esq., an eminent and much-reparents of the deceased towards all their yard, in an establishment which has been
spected bookseller of St. Paul's Churchoffspring, most of them of delicate constitutions—the fraternal affection, mo
carried on by the same family upwards of desty and love of virtue displayed by his
a century. elder brothers and learning that the deceased imitated their worthy example Lately, at Stamford Hill, JAMES GRIP. cannot but feel and express the liveliest FITHS, Esq., formerly master of the sympathy with the agonized parents and Horns Tavern, Doctors' Commons, and relatives who have to mourn his irrepara. thirty-eight years a very active member ble loss. He trusts, however, that they of the Common Council of London, in will be enabled, when affection shall have which office he always shewed himself a dropped the tears which nature demands friend to the liberties of the people. and religion permits, to acquiesce in the mysterious will of that great and good Being whom they devoutly worship and Lately, off the South-west coast of - whose love they cannot doubt. The in- Ireland, in the Albion Packet from New terest excited and the sympathy mani- York to London, which there foundered fested in consequence of ihis fatal catas- with her crew and passeugers, aged 46, trophe hare afforded the Rev. N. Walker, General Le l'Ebre DESNOUETTES, one of of Wisbeach, an opportunity of preaching the distinguished captains of the Napoa funeral sermon, * which, it is hoped, leon era. He declared for Bonaparte on may have administered consolation to the his return from Elba. Being, in consemoarners, and serious admonition to those quence, proscribed by the Bourbons, he who are unaccustomed to think of death sailed for America, where he made an
Oh that men were wise, that unsuccessful attempt to establish a colony they would consider their latter end ! in New Mexico. He was coming to Eu
G. S. rope under a travelling name, when he
met with his melancholy fate.
Addition to Obituary.
(See p. 640.) particulars in our uext.)
The following honourable tribute has 14, at Swansea, Mrs. Mary Rt- been paid to his memory by the Bible CHARDS, widow of Mr. John Richards, of Society. -" At a Meeting of the ComStanley, iu Lancashire, and eldest daugh-mittee of the British and Foreigu Bible ter of the late Rev. Josiah Rees, of Gel. Society, September 30, 1822, The Right
Honourable Lord TEIGNMOUTH,
Presi. ligron, in Glanorganshire.
dent, in the Chair,
“ The President stated, that he had • For an interesting extract from this now to discharge the melancholy duty sernion, see the Christian Reformer for of reporting to the Committee the death the present month, pp. 385-389. ED, of their Secretary, the Rev. John Owen,
which took place on Thursday the 26tlı mittee, but of all who were in any way of September, at Ramsgate.
associated with him in transacting the “ In adverting to the afflicting dis- business of the Society; while his great pensation which has deprived the British and diversified talents commanded geneand Foreign Bible Society of the invalua- ral respect and admiration, and never ble services of its late Secretary, the failed to produce in public meetings, an Committee cannot resist the impulse of harmonious feeling of mutual regard duty and affection, thus to record their among all who had the privilege of atgrateful testimony to his zeal and unwea tending them. ried exertions.
“ In the year 1818, Mr. Owen, at the “ As no one was more deeply impressed suggestion of the Committee, undertook with a sense of the great importance of a journey to the Continent, principally the Institution to the best interests of with a view to the recurery of his health, mankind, no one laboured more strenut which had materially suffered in the cause ously and effectually to promote its in- of the Institution ; but also for the purfuence and prosperity. To this object, pose of visiting the Bible Societies in which was ever near to his heart, his France and Switzerland. time, his talents and his personal la- “Of his conduct during this excursion, bours, were unremittingly devoted. The it is sufficient to say, that it tended to correspoudence which his official situation raise the reputation of the lastitution of imposed on him, was alone sufficient to which he was the representative; and occupy the time which he could spare to cement that happy union which haul from his professional duties; but the en- so long subsisted between the British ergies of a superior mind enabled him to and Foreign Bible Society and its conextend his care and attention to every tinental associates ; and that his advice branch of the multifarious concerns of and experience were eminently useful in the Society, and to accomplish more than forming arrangements for the establishcould have been expected from individual ment of new societies, or for rendering efforts. His pen and his voice were in those already existing more active and cessantly employed in its cause. The efficient. former was frequently and vigorously ex- * The Committee, while they deeply ercised in elucidating the principles of lament, individually and collectively, the the Iustitution, or in defending its cha- loss which the Society has sustained, canracter and conduct against misrepresen- not but devoully express their gratitude tation or aggression. To his pen the 1o Almighty God, for having so long world is indebted for a luminous and au. granted it the benefit of the real and thentic history of the origin of the British talents of their beloved associate: to the and Foreign Bible Society, and its pro. iudefatigable exertion of that zeal and gress during the first fifteen years of its those talents, the British and Foreign existence in which the characters of Bible Society, as far as regards human truth and impartiality are throughout con- instrumentality, is essentially indebted spicuous : while his eloquence, so often for its present prosperous state; while to and successfully displayed in advocating the same cause must in great measure be the cause of the Institution, impressed ascribed that indisposition which has so on his audiences that conviction of its fatally terminated. utility, which he himself so strongly felt, “ The Committee, fully persuaded that and which the progressive experience of all the members of the lastitution will eighteen years has now so amply con- most cordially sympathise with them, on firmed.
an event so peculiarly calculated to affect “ But his eloquence was cotitled to a their feelings, resolved that this brief higher praise; it was the effusion of a memorial of the merits and serrices of heart in which candour and liberality their late Secretary be published in the ever predominated; it was characterized Monthly Extracts of Correspondence," by that suavity of disposition which had endeared him to the affectionate esteem, not only of his colleagues and the Conr
the absence of the proposer, moved by
J. James, of Gelli-Onnen. And after a RELIGIOUS.
long, a very interesting and friendly de
bate, in which a greater number of perOldbury Double Lecture.
sons took a part than the writer has over The Annual Meeting of Ministers, witnessed at any of our meetings, it was denominated « The Double Lecture, at last unanimously agreed to adjourn took place at Oldbury, in Shropshire, on the question to the Annual Meetiug at Tuesday, (the second Tuesday,) Septem- Capel-y-Groes in June next, when the ber the 10th. The Rev. John Small, of subject is to be recoosidered, and the Cosely, conducted the devotional service, Lord's Supper to be administered, if it be and the Rev. Edmund Kell, of Birmiog- theu thought proper. There were preham, and the Rev. John Kenrick, of sent about twelve preachers. The audi. York, preached. Mr. Edmond Kell's ence was numerous and seemed very atsermon was founded on Heb. xii. 14; teptive, and the writer does not know “ Follow holiness, without which no man that any man went away till the conclushall see the Lord;" and Mr. Kenrick's sion of the conference, about two o'clock, ou Matt. xxiv. 1, 2: “ And Jesus went and service began at ten. Though the out, and departed from the temple : and time must be at least four hours, po one his disciples came to him to shew him seened impatient or inclined to complain the buildings of the temple. And Jesus that it was loug. said unto them, See ye not all these The next meeting is to be at Aberdâr, things ? Verily I say unto you, there near Merthyr, on the 2d of January next. shall not be left here one stone upon Mr. John Davies, of Capel-y-Groes, to another that shall not be thrown down." preach, and Mr. B. Philips, of St. Clears, Both the sermons were listened to with to preach in the evening of the preceding much pleasure by a very respectable con- day. gregation. The ministers and several of
J. JAMES. their friends afterwards dined together ; Henry Hunt, Esq., of West Bromwich,
Fardre, October 22, 1822. being iu the Chair,
J. H. B.
Testimony of Respect from the Uni
turiun Congregation, Tenterden, to Welsh Unitarian Quurterly Meeting their Pastor, the Rev. Lavorence of Ministers.
Holden, on completing the Fiftieth Tue Welsh Unitarian Quarterly Meet
Year of his Ministry. ing of Ministers was held on Thursday the 26th day of September last, at Pant
15, Russell Street, Covent Garden, y-defaid, Cardiganshire. There was ser
October 10, 1822. vice at Capel y-Groes, on the preceding A few months ago, the Congregation afternoon, wliere Mr. J. Griffiths, of of the Unitarian Chapel at Tenterden, Llandynie, introduced, and Mr. Thomas came to a unanimous resolution of presenEvans, of Aberdâr, preached from Job ting a piece of Plate to their highly reXxxij. 9, 10; the object of whose ser. spected Pastor, the Rev. Lawrence Hole mon was to shew that it is not the duty den; he having completed his fiftieth of Unitarians, in present circumstances, year's ministry at that Chapel. The to support Missionary Societies. At plate selected was à Cup; which was Pant-y-defaid, on the 26th, Mr. B. presented a few Sundays ago by the two Philips, of St. Clears, introduced, and J. deacons, after the afternoon service, the James, of Gelli-Onnen, delivered a dis- congregation being present. The paper course on Original Sin, from Eph. ii. 3; enclosed is a copy of the inscription upon and concluded with a short prayer. Im- the cup, also the addresses of the deamediately after, an open conference was cons, and the reply of Mr. Holden. held, Mr.J. Thomas, the minister at the The Tepterden Chapel is endowed with place, in the Chair. The question pro. a piece of land, which lets for about 1201. posed at the last summer meeting by Dr. per aonum; also a house and garden Thomas Rees, namely, Whether it be close to the Chapel for the minister ; proper that the Lord's Supper be admi- likewise a small burial-ground attached nistered at our Meetings of Ministers, in to the Chapel. A Charity-school has been which all that wish may partake, was, in established some years for educating a