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Orphan Asylum Society, annual report of 144 Hospitality rewarded 215 Outlaw of Taurus

120 Hough, Rev. J. his letter 282 Passion Week at Rome

100 H. P. to his nephew 288 Pentatench, MS.

319 Incident, an interesting one

187 Pitt, William, review of Tomline's life India, mission there 25 of

321 contempt of the lower orders there 218 Prayer Book, written for my

29 Infidel, last hours of one 135 Prayer on entering Church

96 Intelligence, continental 28 Premiums, literary ones

220 Kea-King, his death announced 319 Preservation, a singular one

18 Kemp, Bishop, his address

45, 271

Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary Letter to the Editors 254 of New York

64 Leyden, disaster at

53 Protestant Episcopal Female Tract Society Life of Bishop Wilson

of Baltimore

Lady Russell

Publishers, their actress

William Pitt
289, 321

192 Lines to a living poet

222 Radama, king of Madagascar, his letter 267 Literary notices

32, 256 Regent's Town, work of divine grace there 57 Liturgy, blessing of a Scriptural one 266 Religious Societies, on the proceedings of 269 Lord's day, its observance rewarded 78 Renwick, James, appointed professor 96 Madras School in New-Brunswick 346 Review of Bishop Mant's charge

231 Mansfield, Richard, biography of him 353

Dr. Isaac Milner's sermons 235 Mant, Bishop, review of his charge 231 Rivers, Eliza, story of

300 Manuscripts, ancient ones 92 Rome, funeral ceremony there

146 M‘Donald, Daniel, doctorated 288 Russell, Lady, her life

38 MʻLaughlin, Mrs. Zillah, her death

writes to her son

151 Medical commencement in New-York 125 Scio, account of it

268 Meditation for a young person

212 Scriptures, cagerness of a Russian woman Mills, Charles, his history of the Cru

to read them

269 sades 131, 161 Seabury, Bishop, vindicated

Milner, Isaac, his sermons reviewed 235 Secession Church, union ofits two branches 96
Mission to the Osages
95 Sermons, of, and preaching

to Polynesia
189 Service on Sunday evening

251 Missionary Association of Zion Church, Society for Promoting Christian KnowNew-York

86 ledge in the Western District of New. Missionary Society of Christ Church, New- York

80* York

87 Society for the Advancement of ChrisMissionary intelligence 22, 56 tianity in South-Carolina

109 Missionary Society of London 267 South Africa, missions there

26 Missionary Society of Vermont

357 Spain, of the establishment of the Moors in, Missionary Society of Ohio

362 and their expulsion from that country 193, 225 Moore, Bishop, his address

268, 370

Stoical motto, Christian application of one 257 Moors, their establishment in, and expul- Strachan, his remarks on the climate of sion from Spain 193, 225 Upper Canada

122 Narrative of a young lady

75 Strachan, extract from his visit to Upper National Education Society 247 Canada

183 Nelson, Lord, anecdote of him 182 Suicide, by precipitation

20 New-York Bible and Common Prayer Suttee at Sulkeah

158 Book Society, 11th report of

142 Swiss mountaineers, their simplicity, &c. 190 New York Protestant Episcopal Mission- Switzerland, a scene in

252 ary Society, 4th report of 147 Taurus, the Outlaw of

120 New-York Protestant Episcopal Sunday Taylor, Dr. martyrdom of

299 School Society, 4th report of 165 Thanksgiving Day.

352 New Zealanders cannibals

184 The fool bath said in his heart, There is no Obituary notice of Zillah M'Laughlin 31


92 Jacob Sherred

126 Theological Seminary in the United States 380 Susan B. Low


Tomline's life of W. Pitt reviewed 289, 321.
Rev. Samuel Low 160 To-morrow

Rev. Dr. Smith 160, 191
Translation of a sonnet

Rev. Dr. Scott
222 Translations, classic ones

Dr. Samuel Bard 223 Travellers in Egypt

287 Rev. Elijah G. Plumb 224 Turner, Professor, his report

124 Charles Layne 224 Upas of Java

Sarah Hoffman

Vindication of Bishop Seabury

Helena Duffie

284 Visit of a clergy man and his friend to the sick 6s Hester Lynch Piozzi 286 Voyage from Ogdensburgh to Montreal 303 Napoleon Bonaparte 287 Wesley, Mrs. her last moments

Joshua Jones

320 Western Africa, missions there 22, 57, 114
Queen of England 352
White, Bishop, his address

Rev. Joseph Turner 352 Wilmer, Dr. his address

61 William Irving


Wilson, Bishop, (Thomas) his life
Rev. Slator Clay 384 Wilks, Rev. S. C. obtains a premium

190 Rev. Alexander Balmain 384 Williams's visit to a Greek family

69 Old Man of the Mountain

27 Wyatt, Dr. his address

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The Christian Journal will here- an interesting character to all who reafter be issued under the particular di- gard the extension and welfare of our rection of the publishers, but it will Church; and, at the same time, it is have the occasional aid of the Bishop, hoped it will not in future be devoid of and other clergy of the Protestant Epis- interest to the general reader. And copal Church in the city of New-York. while it shall continue to receive the By this arrangement greater punctuali- countenance and support of the Bishops ty may be expected in the periods of its and great body of the clergy of the appearance, and its contents will form Protestant Episcopal Church in the more of a miscellaneous cast, as it is United States, the expectation is cherintended to make selections from the ished, that laymen of our own diocess best religious and other periodical pub- in particular, will cheerfully lend their lications of London and Edinburgh, aid towards its support, and that others which will render it both entertaining who have the ability, notwithstanding and useful to every class of readers. Its the call on them to support similar pubessential character however of a Chris. fications within their own immediate tian Journal will be preserved; and vicinity, will still continue their par the public documents of the Church— tronage to the Christian Journal. abridgements of, or extracts from, the

T. & J. SWORDS. General and State Conventions--pro- Feb. 1, 1821. ceedings of religious societies, &c. &c. will as heretofore be carefully inserted. Since the establishment of this work,

Life of Bishop Wilson. four other publications of a similar na- [Several biographies have been pub. ture have appeared in different parts of lished of this most excellent Bishop, the United States; and these have who would have adorned the first ages arisen in places where considerable of the Church. A brief notice of his support had been given to it. It was life appears recently in an English pubto be expected that Episcopalians in lication; and the character of this pre those places would prefer the one pub- late is so interesting, that we trust our lished within their own vicinity, and readers will be gratified with the exhithat consequently many of their sub-bition of it which the following mescriptions to the Christian Journal moir contains.] would be withdrawn. This has been the THOMAS WILSON was born at Burton, fact; and hence a new call on church- in the county of Cheshire, of an anmen of this diocess becomes necessary; 20th December 1663. The rudiments

cient and respectable family, on the as it is on them that dependence must of his education were acquired under chiefly be placed for the continuance of Mr. Harpur, a learned schoolmaster in the publication. The work itself is of Chester; from whose tuition he was. Vol. V.


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transferred to Trinity College, Dublin, osity of temper and want of considerawith an allowance of twenty pounds a tion. Mr. Wilson studiously endeayear. His first design was to study voured to correct these defects. To immedicine; but by the advice of his press, his lessons on this subject more friend, Archdeacon Heweston, he gave effectually, he had recourse to an extraan ultimate preference to divinity. His ordinary experiment. One day, as industry, while at college, was remark- Lord Strange was going to subscribe a able, and he remained at the Univer- paper which he had not read, his tutor sity till the year 1686, .when he was dropped some burning sealing-wax on ordained deacon, by the Bishop of Kil- his finger, which, from the exquisite dare; and soon after obtained the cu- pain it occasioned, excited a feeling of racy of New Church, in the parish of strong indignation, but this feeling Winwick, in Lancashire, of which Dr. quickly subsided when he was informed Sherlock, his maternal uncle, was rec- of the friendly design of the action, and tor. His stipend, as curate, was only considered that ir was done to remind, $30 a year, but upon this he was so him while he lived, never to sign a pa“passing rich” that he contrived to set per which he had not first attentively apart one tenth of it for charitable poses. In 1689, he was ordained His labours unhappily were not alpriest by the Bishop of Chester; and, lowed to manifest their fruit. Lord in a short time appointed domestic Strange died abroad, at an early period chaplain to William, Earl of Derby, of his life. and tutor to his son James, Lord The Bishoprick of Sodor and Man Strange. The Mastership of the Alms- being vacant, in 1693, was offered by house at Latham, united to his other Lord Derby, in whom the preferment offices, increased his income to fifty lay, to Mr. Wilson, who, afraid of the pounds, one sixth of which was annual- responsibility attached to so high a ly dedicated to the poor.

situation, refused it for more than four Lord Derby's respect for his new years. King William at length, on the chaplain, was not a little increased by representation of Archbishop Sharp, his refusal of the valuable living of insisted that it should be filled up,

and Baddesworth, “ as inconsistent with the Lord Derby peremptorily deciining to resolves of his conscience against non- receive any farther denial, Mr. Wilson residence.” But a still more decided was consecrated at the Savoy Church, and unusual step, which Mr. Wilson on the 16th January, 1697. On his ventured to take, confirmed his patron's arrival in the island, he found that both high opinion of his fearless integrity. the spiritual and temporal state of his The habits of profusion in this noble- díocess required close attention. The man's family, had long engaged the se- palace was dilapidated, and in rebuild-rious notice of the chaplain, and he de- ing it, and putting the demesne in ortermined to remonstrate with Lord der, he expended £1,400, a large sum Derby, and thus endeavour to relieve in those days, especially when we rehis embarrassments by calling him to member that the revenues of the See an investigation of them. This deli- scarcely exceeded £300 a year. cate task he performed partly by con- In the following year he married versation and partly by letter; and, Mary, the daughter of Thomas Patten, much to the credit of his patron, it was Esq: of Warrington. By this lady, executed not only without offence, but who is described as an amiable wowith a success which led to an econo- man, he had two sons and two daughmical reform, and a satisfactory ar- ters; one of whom only, Thomas, afrangement of his affairs. We know not terwards prebendary of Westminster, upon which party this singular trans- and rector of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, action reflects the highest honour. survived his father. In 1705, the Bi

Nor was he less dextrous in the for- shop lost his wife, to whom he appears mation of his pupil's mind.

to have been sincerely attached. The principal defects in this young The Bishop's charities were now connobleman's character, were an impetu- ducted on an extensive scale. He had

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a poor's drawer for alms, and a poor's onate and paternal deportment, which, chest for corn and meal in his barn, con- even when he was compelled to stantly kept full to the brim. Nor were prove, rebuke, or exhort,” bore with it these bounties given as encouragements the genuine marks of apostolical chato idleness—the palace-court became a rity. general mart for the webs, yarn, and In the pious exercise of these duties, worsted, of the manufactories which he Bishop Wilson was interrupted by an had established in the neighbourhood; unfortunate contest between the civil and all who would work found a ready and ecclesiastical jurisdictions of the purchaser for their produce. A proper island. We cannot enter into any dediscrimination regulated the relief which tail of these transactions, which poshe afforded; and, though impositions sess no interest in themselves, unless as sometimes occurred, they were by no connected with the Bishop, and which means frequent. The medical know- are sufficiently involved in legal obsculedge which he had acquired while at rity to be troublesome to the reader college, opened another source of use- without repaying him for his trouble. fulness, and he acted in great measure

The Governor of the island, Captain as physician to his diocess. Agricul- Horne, appears to have been a man of ture occupied much of his attention; arbitrary and tyrannical disposition; and his benevolent labours in the edu- with whom, however, strange to say, cation of the parochial poor are still Lord Derby sided; probably from no gratefully remembered, not only in the unusual jealousy of Church authority. Isle of Man, but also in the place of In the course of the dispute, this offihis nativity.

cer, under a pretence that the Bishop As a preacher, he was constant and had transgressed his powers, illegally earnest, and during his fifty-eight years sentenced him to pay a fine of fifty of incumbency, he never failed (unless pounds; and, in consequence of his rewhen prevented by sickness) to perform sistance, committed him, on the 29th some part of the Sunday's duty. He of June, 1722, to Castle Rushen priwas a regular observer of family wor- son, with a strict charge to the jailor ship.

to treat him with every mark of conIt is related, that on one occasion, tumely, and to admit no person to see when he had a large company at his or converse with him. His confinehouse, consisting of foreigners and per- ment lasted two months, when a decisons of different religious persuasions, sion of the King in Council reversed the servant entered the parlour at the all the proceedings of the civil officers, hallowed hour, with the usual intima- and effectually vindicated the character tion. His Lordship, having apologized of the Bishop. The populace, wko to the company for leaving them, tell- with difficulty had been restrained from ing them that he was going to pray tumult by his exhortations during his with his people, immediately retired, imprisonment, openly manifested their but no sooner had he reached the cha- feelings on his release, and conducted pel, than every one of his guests follow- him in triumph on a long march to his ed, as if constrained by an involuntary palace. The dampness of the cell in impulse, and an irresistible attraction. which he had been confined, deprived

At his own expense he printed and him, however, of the free use of his circulated a translation of the Gospel of right hand; and he carried to the grave St. Matthew into Manks; a language the marks of Captain Horne's injustice. which he took considerable pains to ac- The King, as a reparation of the quire. He published also a useful Ma- grievances which the Bishop had suffernual, in Manks and English, entitled ed, offered him the See of Exeter, then “ The Principles and Duties of Chris- vacant, and promised to defray the extianity.” By the assistance of Dr. penses of the lawsuit out of his own Bray's excellent fund, he succeeded in private purse. Bishop Wilson, from establishing parochial libraries through- attachment to the diocess of Man, deout the island. His conduct to his clined the first of these proofs of royal clergy was distinguished by an affecti- favour. The second was never put in


execution, owing to his majesty's death. who claimed the impropriations as an A liberal subscription of private friends, inseparable appendage to his estate. however, enabled the Bishop in part to These impropriations had been pursatisfy the costs, and the rest were de chased from a former Earl of Derby, frayed by himself and his son. “When by Bishop Barrow, in Charles the Ild's. the lawyers' bills were paid,” says this time, for the support of the clergy; but last,“ little remained to either of us.” the deed of conveyance being lost, they

The return of the Bishop to his were again at the mercy of the original ace was marked by his customary be- proprietor. The Duke of Athol genevolent exercise of episcopal functions. nerously permitted the clergy to retain

In the year 1735, the Bishop visited the use of the impropriations upon England, for the last time; when he their giving him bonds of indemnificawas introduced to George the II. and tion. This tenure, however, was too Queen Caroline. His appearance, his insecure to satisfy the Bishop, and by manners, and his conversation, impres- his unwearied activity, the necessary sed even majesty with awe and respect. papers were at length discovered, and He was at this time every way venera- duly exemplified under the great seal. ble; venerable in his aspect, venerable A scarcity which occurred in 1740, for his age, and still more venerable for from excessive drought, afforded the his piety. His gray hairs, which were Bishop a new opportunity of exercising so conspicuously found in the way of practical charity. To add to the disa righteousness,” were “a crown of glo- tress of the unhappy Manks people, ry» to his head. The courteousness of government prohibited the exportation his deportment, and the simplicity of of corn from England, and an epidehis manners, rendered him an interest- mic disorder, attended with great moring object at the court of his Sovereign. tality, was raging through the island. He was treated with marked kindness The Bishop bought all the grain he and esteem, both by the King and could purchase, at exorbitant prices, Queen. This interview must have and immediately resold it to the disbeen peculiarly gratifying to the ac- tressed inhabitants at very low rates. complished and pious Caroline, who He next imported two cargoes of wheat was capable of appreciating genuine from Holland, and, at length, with piety and real worth. She was exceed- much difficulty, obtained an order in ingly desirous to prevail on him to take Council

, which took off the embargo up his residence in England; but his for a certain time and extent. During attachment to his diocess continued in- the whole of this dreadful period he gave violable. No entreaties or persuasions his personal attendance to the sick; could induce him to forsake it. A and, careless of all hazard to himself, Court had few attractions for him. The effectually contributed by his medical smiles of the world could not elate him, knowledge to stop the infection. Withnor its frowns depress him. He had out his assistance, indeed, it is more formed a correct estimate of those ob- than probable that the joint scourges of jects which dazzle and delude the giddy plague and famine would have depopumultitude; he knew their emptiness, lated the island. and despised them all. One day, as he Dr. Pocock, on his return from the was approaching the Queen, to pay East, paid a visit to the Isle of Man, his respects to her, she turned round to and, to announce his arrival, sent the several Bishops who were then at le- Bishop his Travels, handsomely bound vee, and said, “See here, my lords, is in morocco. His lordship received a Bishop who does not come for a trans- him with an affectionate welcome, at lation!" “ No, and please your majes- the same time telling him that he ty, (said the venerable man), I will not ought not to approach the poor Bileave my wife in my old age because shop of Man with a present, as if he

were an Eastern prince.” He was hoThe Earl of Derby dying without noured with a still more delicate comissue, in the year 1739, the lordship of pliment from a distinguished foreigner. Man devolved to the Duke of Athol, The celebrated Cardinal Fleury had


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