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Proprietor) succeeded to the living of this Society was held yesterday, at
Kilrush, on the 6th of March, 1687, in their house in Lincoln's Inn-fields.
the room of the Rev. John Paterson, The Archbishop of Canterbury in the
deceased. Feeling, in common with Chair. The Rev. Mr. Rodber read
the rest of the Protestants of Ireland, the report, from which it appeared that
the intolerable pressure of Lord Tyr since their last meeting there had been
connels government, he took an early 74 additional applications, out of whick)
opportunity of joining his fellow-suf-. 43. additional grants had been made;
ferers in seeking redress; and, after that 1328 members of the community
tendering many services to the Pro- had, in addition to those formerly sup-
testant cause, and being severely wound- plied, been furnished with church--
ed at the battle of Aughrin, he returned toom; and out of the total increase
to Kilrush, and repossessed himself of there were 10,296 free ard unappro-
his benefice.

priated seats, sapplied for those who His neighboạr and cotemporary, the could not afford to pay for them. The Rev. Mr. Barclay, Vicar of the Union amount of the donations was £59,417 of Kilmurry Mc Mahon, remained at 10s. and the : annual subscriptions homė during the whole contest, and £614 19s. which sums had been vested holding a valuable farm under the See in the funds, and bore interest. The of Killaloe, paid the tythe of it to the total amount of grants was £40,082; Roman priest, who had usurpéd has the increased accommodation for per living. The priest was particularly sons 49,830, of which there were free severe in exacting tythes from the eject- sittings 36,632. The total sum in

ed Vicar, and always required security vested was £64,417 13s. 6d. The mals

for their payment. In the summer of donations not paid amounted to £1556

1691, he was unsually hard to be Os. 1d. which, after deducting expenWe

pleased in the security, and Mr. Barces, &c. left in the hands of the Treaup

clay, despairing of being able to pro- surer a sum of £21,137 138. 7d. be

çure it, was return óg in low'spirits to

his residevice at Ballyartney, when he Je ,

met Captain O'Brien, of Ennistymond), Christ Church, Newbern, Northwith the news of the utter defeat of the

Carolinas of Irish army at Aughrim. He returned

The corner stone of a new Church immediately to the house where the in- was laid in Newbern, North-Carolina, ;

truder was settling the tythes of his pa- on the 5th day of July. On this occarish, surrounded by a great number of sion, Divine Service was performed people. Have yoủ got security, Sir?” in the Old Church, immediately after said the priest, in a loud and imperious which, the congregation repaired to

6 I have," said Barclay, my the site of the new Church, when ani security is great King William, and if interesting address was delivered by the you do not deliver up my tythe books Rev. Richard S. Mason, Rector of in ten minutes, I will have you hanged Christ Church, by whom the corner on the high road of Kilmurry." The stone was laid. Christ Church is to be priest turned pale, and trembled on the à spacious brick edifice, and, when seat of office. Lord Clare's dragoons completed, will reflect great credit

upon galloped through the village in confu- the individuals by whose liberality it is sion, pushing for the pass of Moyasta. erected. Mr. Barctay's tythe books were submissively returned to him, and the Protestants of Clare, for many years Institution and Confirmation. afterwards, drank BARCLAY'S Secu

On Friday, the 22d day of July, the RITY a bumper toast.

Rev.. Jacob M. Douglass was instituted

Rector of Trinity Church, at SwedesSociety for the Enlargement and borough, in Gloucester county, New Building of Churches and Chapels; Jersey. The Rev. Mr. Cadle, Rector (England.)

of St. John's Church, Salem, conducted An adjourned General Meeting of the Morning Service; and the Institu

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tion was performed by the Right Rět.

Recent Publications. Bishop Croes, who also preached on QUESTIONS upon the Evidences of Chris. the occasion. In the afternoon, the tianity, the Constitution and Ministry of

the Christian Church, and upon the FesHoly Rite of Confirmation was admi- tivals, Fasts, and Usages, observed by nistered in the said Church. On the the Protestant Episcopal Churchi in the succeeding Sunday and Monday, the United States. Intended to assist in the Bishop held Confirmation also in St. study of the “Companion for the Festivals George's Church, Pennsneck; Salem

and Fasts of the Church." By the Rev.

John C: Rudd; Rector of St. John's county, and in St. Peter's Church, Church, Elizabeth Town, New Jersey. Berkeley, Gloucester county.

History of the Reformation. Being an

abridgement of Burnet's }istory of the ORDINATION.

Reformation of the Church of England. On Sunday, the 29th day of April, at Luther, Calvin, and. Zuingle, the three

"Together with sketches of the lives of the Parish Church of St. Paul, Covent- celebrated Reformers of the Continent. Garden, (England) a converted Jew By the Rev. Benjamin Allen, Rector of the was ordained by the Right Rev. the Parish of St. Andrews, Virginia. Lord Bishop of St. David's, in the pret ant Episcopal

Church in the State of Con

A Charge to the Clergy of the Protest. sence of a very large congregation.

necticut: delivered at the Convention of

the Church in said State, in St. John's A Thought on Death; written by Mrs. Churchi

, at Waterbury, on Wednesday, Barbauld, at the age of ninety-fivé. Thomas Church Brownell, D. D. LL. V. When life as opening buds is sweet,

Bishop of the Diocess of Connecticut. Pub. And golden hopes the fancy greet,

lished at the request of the Convention. And youth prepares his joy to mćet, Alas! how hard it is to die!

A Monuments to the Memory of thie When scarce is seized some valued prize,

late Rev. JAMES W. Eastborn, has reAnd duties press and tender ties, Forbid the soul from earth to rise,

cently been erected in St. George's How awful then it is to die !

Church, in this city, with the following When one, by one, those ties are torn,

inscription:And friend from friend is snatched forlorn,

M. S.
And man is left alone to mourn,

Jacobi Wallis Eastburn, A. M.
Ali! then how easy 'tis to die!

Ecclesiae Sancti Georgii
When faith is strong, and conscience clear,

In comitatu Accomack et republica And words of peace the spirit cheer,

Virginia, And visioned glories half appear,

Nuper pastoris, • 'Tis joy—'tis triumph then to die!

Qui propter ægritudinem, When trembling limbs refuse their weight! Ad insulam Sanctæ

Crucis navigans, And films slow.gathering dim the sight,

In gremium Abrahami fuit receptus, And clouds obscure the mental light,

2do. die Decembris, A. D. 1819,
"Tis nature's precious boon to die!

Ætatis suæ 23.
Hoc marmor posuit Pater orbatus.

Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus
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Epigrant.

The form of the monument is a pedesΗν νεος αλλα πενης : νυν γηρων πλέσιος ειμι,

tal finishing with a pyramid. The Base Ω μονος εκ πανων οικισος εν αμφότεροις, tests on a Truss, which is encircled with Όσόλε μεν χρησθαι δυνα μην οπο7' εδε εν είχον.

wõite-oak leaves, richly disposed and in Nur d'ottie xgno Baojun dure picts, 707 zde

. "high relief. The front is an eliptical con

vex, except the pyramid, which is Version.

straight, forming a ground, before which The wealth denied in youth, in age heavengave, stands an Egyptian Lyre with four chords, Unblest in both; to want or woe a slave; one broken, the others appearing relaxed, While wealth could pleasure give, it was to seek, as though yielding to the gentle pressure Wheh gained, I'm old, and impotent, and weak, of the Laurel Branch introduced upon one Answer.

.: of the horns of the Lyre, over which it Complainer cease: heaven gives you thus to gracefully passes, bending part of its folia

age with the chords. The whole instrument know,

is raised from its ground. It is neither a Nor wealth your gim, nor this your rest below; Riches for this, withheld, for this are given,

basso noć alto relievo, but wrought in To try, improve, and train you úp to heaven; that kind of high cutting that has seldom Withheld, they lead to deeds of active worth, been successfully attempted, except by Possessed, they teach the vanity of earthy the first masters of antiquity,

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cover its deformity. Had virtue preA Christian Application of a Stoical sented herself to Hercules clad in all Motto.

the harshness with which this system « HUMANA TEMVE "Seneca. of philosophy would clothe her, when SENECA was a philosopher of the he was hesitating whether he should Stoic sect.

He was one of the few devote his life to her service, or emwho preserved their integrity under the brace the proposals of her more fascireign of the voluptuous, cruel, and ty, nating rival, he would have shrunk rannical Nero, and one of the many with abhorrence from a personage, who fell victims to his insatiate thirst whose dignity was thus sunk into ausfor blood. Though there are some terity, and in whose countenance he stains which blot the purity of this phi- discovered the forbidding frown, inlosopher's character; still we observe stead of the cheerful and alluring smile. in his conduct that of the highminded Despise what is human, reject all feel and noble, but misguided and self-suf- ings of compassion from your heart, facient Stoic. Possessed, as he was, suppress the tear that rises to your eye of all the learning of the School of ready to assert the rights of pity in the Zeno, and of all the practical wisdom human breast! Is this the language of that experience can bestow, we should a philosophér? We should rather say expect from his pen remarks fraught that it was the command of a dæmon, with instruction. Our motto is in it- who wished to expel this heaven-born self one of this nature. But when we sentiment from the world, that he might consider the general principles of the assimilate all men to himself, and reign Stoic sect, the erroneous opinions that in gloomy grandeur amidst the ruins of they entertained, and the false docó fallen humanity. Pity is the sweetest trines that they taught; when we attribute of the Divinity, it is the noblest call to remembrance the total insensi- feeling in the breast of man. To pity bility in which they wrapped them and its associate emotions, we owe all selves, and the contempt which they the charms of social intercourse, all professed for all the softer virtues, we the sympathy of kindred souls; to cannot but attribute to our motto a sig. them we owe the ecstatic pleasure that nification which would not at first we enjoy when we prop the head of sight seem the true one. We now dis- declining age, or supply the wants of cover that our author means, by the famished misery; to these heaven. epithet “ humana,”. all the generous born principles the human race owes passions of the soul, all the warmer its existence, and if they were banished feelings and refined emotions of the from our breasts, nought but a dreary beart, all that is good or great, all that void would be left behind, soon to be is virtuous or noble, all that gives energy filled with enyy, malice, and revenge. to life or zest to enjoyment. And these According to the principles of the we must despise and reject! For what? Stoics, the wise man deserves all the For the empty shadow of virtue, to favours that are heaped upon his head, which this visionary philosophy adds and owes no gratitude to his benefacausterity, while it deprives her of tor. They would not only banish graevery charm that could please, interest, titude and pity, but all the other feelor delight. The heart of man revoltsings of love, affection, and friendship; from such a picture, while his under they would have the heart so cold as to standing penetrates the veil intended to disregard all the endearing appellations Vol. V.

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of child, parent, and friend. How wealth? Christianity' offers him in its miserable would be the life of a man stead the riches of heaven, which are who should obey their precepts ! Iné inexhaustible. Is he in pursuit of plea sensible to the mutual exchange of pa- sure? It promises him the pleasures rental, filial, and conjugal affection; of heaven, which are unalloyed. Is too cold to feel the tender attentions of he in pursuit of distinction? It offers his wife; too lofty to stoop to enjoy the him a kingly crown, which far surinnocent, undisguised, and heartfelt passes in splendour the diadems of caresses of his children; too selfish to earthly sovereigns. Is he in pursuit of admit a friend to share his sorrows and true happiness?, It opens to his view his joys; too proud to be agreeable to a bright prospect of never-fading joys, others; too discontented to be happy in and never-ending bliss. Does he pos himself; his mind a wilderness of sess a feeling heart? It will afford him mingled hope and apprehension; his an opportunity of admiring and imişatheart a dreary and unfruitful waste; iting the benevolence of God. So numer is no wonder that he should end the

ous and so vast are the rewards which beart-ache, and, the thousand natural Christianity will bestow upon its va ills that flesh is heir to, by adding his taries. Rewards ! for what? for des game to the long list of Stoic suicides pising those mean and sordid appetites, who have gone before him. But how those grovelling desires, which are bedifferent would be the admonition con- neath the dignity of an immortal soule veyed in our motto, when uttered by What is this world, that we should prethe mouth

of a Christian. It would not fer the enjoyment of its pleasures, to then arbitrarily command us, to shut out an immortality of happiness? It is a from our breasts all those softer traits scene of disappointment and misery; a which constitute the noblest part of the stage on which we act our parts, and, human character. The first tie by when we make our exit, are forgotten; .which the Christian religion binds man a desert where folly, deceit, and vice, to his Maker, is gratitude. This grati- in all their hideous forms, are let loose tudé is soon heightened into love, and to prey upon the passing traveller, when at last the soul is separated from What is life, that we should forego, for the body, stripped of its mortal coil,” its short span, the blessedņess of an and free from the vanities of the world, endless eternity? It is only a period it aspires to friendship with the Deity of probation, during which we are at himself, to a holy communion of souls one time tempted to forego ,a wish for between the Creator and the creature. heaven, by success in all our schemes op

Thus we perceive that those very feel. aggrandizement; at another to reject ings which the Stoics considered a dis- our Maker, by the misery into which he grace to human nature, our holy reli- has plunged us, to try our strength. If gion regards as its noblest and brightest we look back upon the past, there will ornaments and its only passport to always be some painful regret; if we happiness and heaven. Our motto, contemplate the present, some devourtaking the epithet humana," to mean ing care ; if we anticipate the future, the grosser pleasures of sense, the al- some impending calamity, to disturb lurements of grovelling vice; in fine, our repose. We are not doomed to every thing which draws off our atten. five always in such a world, to lead alt tion from the contemplation of a here ways such a life as this after, warns us to soar above them. It does not forbid the acquisition of wealth, or mortal mati, the Sovereign Maker said,

« For from the birth thë pursuit of distinction, or the enjoy That not in humble nor in brief delight, merit of pleasure, provided they do not Not in the fading echoes of renown, interfere wito more important duties. Porrer's purple robes, not pleasure's

howerttap; In compliance with the mild spirit of The soul should find enjoyment: bus from these

Turning disdainful to an equal good, Christianity, it does not command us

Through all the ascent of things enlarge her to despise worldly enjoyments, with- view, out holding out to us a reward for our Till every bound at length should disappear,

And infinite perfection close the seene? sacrifices. Is a man in pursuit of June 18th, 1821.

F. D. G.

Abstract of the Proceedings of the Haigh, be a committee to wait on the - Fifth Annual Convention of the Bishop with the foregoing resolution

Diocess of North Carolina, held in the Supreme Court-Room, in the

Duncan Cameron, Esq. presented to City of Raleigh, on Saturday, the Convention the following

preamble April 28th, Monday, April 30th, and resolutions, which were adopted; Tuesday, May 28t, and Wednes

Whereas the General Convention of day, May 2d, A. D. 1821.

the Protestant Episcopal Church in the

United States, did, at their last sesThe Convention was composed of sion, resolve that the General Theolothe Right Rev. "Bishop Moore, six gical Seminary, theretofore established Presbyters, four Deacons, and Lay. by its authority in the city of NewDelegates from eight congregations.

York, should be removed to, and be The Convention was opened by established in, the city of New-Haven; Morning Prayer, conducted by the and did further resolve that the

authoRev. John Phillips, Rector of Trinity rities of the Church within their reChurch, Tarborough, and an appro spective diocesses, should be empower priate Discourse by the Bishop.

ed and requested to use their best en Grace Chapel, Pitt county ;

deavours to procure funds for the est Church, Warrenton, Warren county;

blishment and endowment of said and Christ Church, Rowan county,

Seminary ; were severally received into union

And whereas, this Convention, in with the Convention.

dependently of its obligations, at all The Rev. Gregory T. Bedell was times, to respect the authority of the elected Secretary,

General Convention, doth most cordi The following gentlemen were ap- ally approve the establishment of the pointed the standing Committee for said Seminary at New-Haven, and in the ensuing year:

sincerely desirous of promoting the The Rev. Adam Empie, the Rev. welfare of the same by all the means Gregory T. Bedell, John A. Cameron, Robert Strange, and Charles T. Haigh. That this Convention will use its best

Be it therefore unanimously resolved, The Parochial Reports rendered to the Bishop, and entered on the Jour- endeavours to raise funds for the sup nal, agreeably to the Canóns, furnish port of the Theological Seminary esthe following aggregate

tablished by the General Convention at

New Haven, Baptisms (Adult 1, Infants 5, not specified 70) 76-Marriages 20-Bu

Resolved

further, That it be, and it rials 40---Communicants 332.

is hereby recommended to the friends Missionary collections were reported of the Church in this state, to second to the amount of $336 66 cents,

the views of this Convention. The following gentlemen" were

Resolved further, That the thanks chosen delegates to the General Con of this Convention be, and are hereby vention:

tendered, to the Rev. Gregory T. Bedeli, The Rev. Adam Empie, the Rev. who is agent for collecting funds in aid John Avery, the Rev.

Richárd S. Ma: of the theological Seminary at Newson, the Rev. Gregory T. Bedell, Dun- Haven, and "that he be requested to can Cameron, John A. Cameron, John continue his exertions to increase said

funds. Stanley, and Josiah Collins, Eşqrs. Resolved, That the thanks of this

Resolved further, That the thanks Convention be presented to the Right Rev. Mr. Mason, for the active and

of this Convention' be offered to the Rev. Richard ė. Moore, for his truly efficient aid given by him to the Rev: excellent sermon delivered at the opening of this Convention, and that he be Mr. Bedell in procusing funds for the

said Seminary. requested to fúrnish a copy of the same for publication with the Journal

The following reports were then : Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Mason, made and adopted : Duncan Cameron, and Charles T. The standing committee beg leave to

in its power

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