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XII.7, 8.) The Chronique cannot be com. established at Paris, under the sanction of pared with our English magazines; but it the government. is compiled with ability and displays some spirit, and has now and then some interest- The Duke de Richelieu has lately sbewo ing articles of intelligence. The design of a degree of disinterestedoess and genero. the Abbé Gregoire and his associates, is sity which is not common with statesmen. to uphold the liberties of the Gallican On bis retirement from oslice, to make way Church, against the Ultra-montane, or for the present ministers, the two Chambers, Popish faction; to expose the bigots in on a message to that effect from the the church of France, who are disposed to king, passed a law creating in his favour introduce the doctrine of the Infallibility a majorat of 50,000 francs (upwards of of the Pope and the habit of unconditional £2,000 per annum). Whilst the law was submission to Rome; to defend and pro- in progress, he signitied his intention of tect the clergy who took the liberal side not accepting the proposed grant. The in the Revolution; and generally, to op- gratitude of Louis XVIII., however, to a pose and correct superstition, and to man who had contributed so inuch to the encourage as much freedom of thinking restoration of the Bourbon family, which and acting as is consistent with the Ca. was also felt or feigned by the ministers tholic religion in its most liberal forin. and the chambers, urged on the measure.

The Gallicun is, in some degree, a Re. It is now law; but the Duke, adhering to formed Church. Sucli, at least, it appears his resolution (a resolution differing from in the eyes of the Pope, and, we are sorry that of a royal English Duke, on a recept to say, of some of the English Catholic occasion) of not adding to the burdens of priests. Dr. Poynter, Vicar A postolic of the state, has signified to the mayor of the London District, has lately adopted a Bourdeaux, that the pension, so honourably measure of some severity towards the granted to himn, shall be devoted to " sone French priests residing in his province, establisbment for the relief of humanity?' who amount in number to nearly 400. in that town, with which his family was He has required them to sign, under pain formerly connected.

Whatever may be of interdiction, a declaration of absolute thought of the Duke de Richelien's ser. subjection to Pius VII., and Pius himself, vices to tive people of France, his patriotic by a bull, dated September 19, 1818, has and benevolene example deserves to be approved the Vicar's proceeding. He de recorded for the admonition of statesmea clares the nonsubscribers schismatics. A and in honour of human nature. papal bull is, howerer, not what it once was: while some of the French priests, Several sanguinary and fatal duels bare within the titular see of London, have lately taken place in France, in consesubscribed unconditionally, others have quence of which the Attorney-General in done so only with qualifications, and the the royal court of Paris, (M. Bellart,) bas majority have refused all subscription instituted prosecutions against the surtiwhatever : these are suspended from their vors. He states that this measure has been functions.

adopted “not on account of any violatioa The new Concordat, proposed in 1817, of the rules consecrated by usage in cases had, in the middle of last year, given rise of single combut, but because voluntary in France to about thirty publications, homicide, according to the laws of France, pro and con. The controversy is yet warm is a crime, even though the result of a and appears likely to continue.

duel, unless the duel is unpremeditated Since the peace, Schools for all bave and engaged in solely from the necessity been introduced into France, and, though of self defence ; because a pre-concerted 'the oldest is not yet three years old, there duel is an insult to the laws, which gives are already eight hundred of them! These no one the right of avenging his own schools propagate themselves : to establish cause; because the public ministry, speone in a province, it has been well said cially appointed to enforce the execution by our benevolent neighbours, is to sow of the laws, would betray all its duties in the seed of more. They have had to en- not prosecuting the known authors of counter in France the same objections ascertained. homicides; and because the which have obstructed their progress in maintenance of public security, and the England, but the press ensures their suc. peace of families and society is deeply

The French call them Schools of interested in preventing the propagation mutual Instruction. The Society which of the fatal and anti-social error, that promotes them have individually and co human life may be destroyed, provided it lectively issued many publications relating is in a duel, without the fear of incurring to them: they have now established a any kind of punishment." Monthly Journal of Education to give information of the success of the new Marriage appears still to be regarded method.

as a civil contract. The inferior tribunal To crown all, a Bible Society has been of Louvain has condemned the Sieur

cess.

'Intelligence.Foreign. Spain. Italy.

209 Vansoens, parish priest of Cortenaeken, devoted, not to dangerous maiters of poin a one of 100 francs, for having given litics and religion, but to bull-fights! It the núptial benediction to persons not is proposed in this work, so fitted to Spain married before the civil magistrates. in its present state, to give the detail of

every encounter, the genealogy of every There lately appeared at Paris, in three animal, who is its master, the names of the volumes, 12mo., Psalmi ad Hebraicam ve- Toreadores, Picadores, Maludores, &c. the ritatem translati et in ordinem naturalem arms employed, the wounds received, the digesti, attributed to a modest and virtnous dogs let into the ring, the number of magistrate, who has studied profoundly the horses killed and also wounded, and wheoriginal language, aod who, in 1809, pub. ther slightly or mortally. Worthy studies Tished a French translation of the Psalter. for the subjects of Ferdinand, man-milliner

M. Maillet-la-Coste, professor of elo. to the Virgin Mary! The reader has proquence in the royal college of Montpelier, bably had enough of this prospectus ; but already known by works which shew fine it may add to his 'stock of knowledge to talents, has just published at Paris, an be informed, that the projected'magazine eulogy on Rollin, an essay for the prize will detail the operations of two important pruposed by the French Academy. In personages, necessary to the getting up of vindicating Rolling the professor launches a bull-right, according to etiquette: the his thunders against the Jesuits, Rollin's one is the hangman, who lias his box on enemies.

one side of the arena, in order to be ready, The bodies of Descartes, Montfaucon if any toreador break the rules of this and Mabillon, have been removed, with noble contest, to indict upon him the prebecoming funeral pomp, from the Musée scribed punishment, namely, two hundred des Antiques, and interred in the Church Jashes; the other is a priest, a father con. of St. Germain 'Després. Exclusive of a fessor, who is in another box at band, with separate inscription on a coffio of each, his consecrated oil to administer supreme the following has been engraved as com- 'unction to any of the toreadores who may mun to the three:--- Quorum cineris reli- be mortally wounded! giosè priinum loculis suis conditos, dehinc commuoi fato per 'xxv, annos inler profana

ITALY. exules, cum terræ sacrve renovarà piarum Rome.—The Diario di Roma, or Journal exequiarum pompû redderentur, regia in. of Rome, announces that an Englishman, scriptionum et humaniorum litterarum aca- M, Sams, has recently bought upon the demia, titulis adscriptis, serioribus ætatibus, continent a complete manuscript of the commendavit."

Hebrew Pentateuch, of very high anti

quity. It is written upon skin, thought to Spain.

be goat-skiu, and forms two volumes, or The late rising at Valencia (p. 133] was rolls, two feet broad, and one hundred and nore serious than was at first imagined. sixty-nine long. It is said to have been Eighty individuals, many of them distin. obtained from a reduced Jewish family, guished by rank and services, have been who, having given it in pledge for a limited arrested; and the number liable to arrest time, had not the means of redeeming it. throughout Spain, from a supposed con- This valuable manuscript is not unique, Dexion with the same plot, amounts to the (says the Chronique Religieuse, if, indeed, alarming number of 4700 persons. Elio, it be not the same that was in the pos. the governor of Valencia, has received a 'session of M. de la Serna Santander, al letter, threatening revenge from “a thou. Brussels, which we once saw at his bonse, sand poniards” for the blood lately shed. and of which he gives a description in the

Whilst the intelligence from every other learned catalogue of his library, Vol. I. country of Europe shew's the progress of p. 8; he believed it the most ancient in the human mind, and at ouce excites the Europe. This manuscript, formed of Gftyhopes and gratifies the desires of the Chris- seven skins, sewed with threads of the tian philanthropist, the news from Spain, same material, is a hundred and thirteen whether political, ecclesiastical or literary, feet long, the characters large and handonly raises a sigh over poor human nature. some, without vowel points. The Madrid Gazette announces, for instance, that the general of the Capuchins, A Leipzig literary journal announces in bis quality of Grandee of Spain of the the discovery of a treasure in ecclesiastical first class, bas bad the honour of being literature. ”The celebrated Ulphilas, the covered in the presence of the king : at the Arian bishop of the Goths, who flourished same time appears the decree of the Grand about the year 365, had, h is well known, Inquisitor, prohibiting certain

books, such translated the Holy Scriptures into his own as Annales de l'Inquisition, by M. Llorente. language, called Mesogothic. This trans(See p. 91.) , All reading, however, is not fation was wholly lost, until the year 1597, suppressed the prospectus of a weekly when a considerable part of the four gospels journal has reached us, which is to be was found in the library of a monastery in

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Westphalia. The manuscript is called the It is announced on authority that the Codex Argenteus, from the letters being in episcopal sees of Piedmont, to the number silver and gold It is in the library of of fifteen, have been recently billed. The Upsal, and is highly valued by the Swedes. superseding of some of Bonaparte's bi

There have been three editions of it, the shops, and particularly of Merentini, is first at Dort, in 1665; the second at Stock- regretted by the liberal journalists, they bolm, ia 1672; and the third at Oxford, being described as able and excellent men. in 1750. The Oxford edition contains thé As a compensation, however, they state observations of Benzelius, and remarks, with much satisfaction, that the Sardinian together with a Gothic grammar, by the government, at the desire of the Pope, has learned editor, Mr. Edward Lye. Long raised some parish priests to the episcopal afterwards, a discovery was made of Å rank, much to the chagrin of the noblesse, manuscript in the library of Wolfembutel, who had, until the French Revolution, wbich contained fragments of the Epistle appropriated the bishoprics to their own to the Romans: this was published in 1762. order. The elevation of M. d* Angernes, Such is the history of this famous work formerly a priest in the diocese of Turin, down to the present times. The account is a weasure much extolled, he being a from Leipzig is, that the Abbé Ange Maio, declared foe to tyranny. He is bishop of one of the librarians of the Ambrosian Alessandria. His pastoral letter or enter. Library of Milan, to whom we are already ing upon his office is publisbed, and exindebted for the recovery and publication tracts from it are before us, which fully of several inedited fragments of ancient justify the praise that has been bestowed authors, lately discovered, on examining upon him. 'In Piedmont, feudal titles are some manuscripts, that under the Latin kept up, and the new bishop addresses the writing there was another writing of a order of noblesse with great faithfulness, different cast; this writing thus disguised on the rights of the poor. The pastoral by the superficial manuscripe, he has found letter is in Latin, and yet a part of it is to be Ulphilas's Mesogothic Translation directed to titled 'females. Another pas. of the Thirteen Canonical Epistles of toral letter is much spoken of, that of Paul, which was considered to be entirely M. Biger, bishop of Pignerol. This is in lost. The Abbé proposes to publish this French, which appears to be generally translation, for which already Uliphilanian used in the diocese. One great object of types, of different sizes, have been founded. the letter is to reclaim the Protestants of This publication, which will throw new the valleys of Vaudois, which are in the light over the sacred writings, is said to diocese of Pignerol : the tone of it is said be impatiently expected by the learned. to be mild and affectionate. The Protes.

tants in the valleys amount to about 18,000; An edition, by subscription, of the com. they are under the superintendence of a plete works of M. Tamburini, is projected dozen ministers, to each of whom the Sarat Milan, to make thirty-four volumes in dinian government allows an annual salary Octavo. Tamburini is one of the professors of a thoucaud francs, about forty guineus. of the university of Pavia. His produc. tions, Latin and Italian, are accounted UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. the classical books on their several sub. The legislature of the United States has jects. In advanced age he preserves, it given great ambrage to the politicians of is said, all the energy of his intellectual Europe, by their refusing, contrary to the faoullies and of his character. He is report of one of their own committees, to quoted as a proof that Italy is not the seat censure General Jackson for his conduct of prejudice and superstition; having dis. in seizing two of the Spanish posts, and played throughout the whole of his length- putting to death, as spies, two Englishmen ened life exemplary zoal in opposing lic of the names of Ambrister and Arbuthnot, centious cavuists, fatterers of power, and who were found fighting on the side of abettors of ultramontane prejudices, and the Indians at war with the United States. in promoting the triumph of the true pria. One of these unfortunate men was executed ciples of religion, which always engaged in defiance of the verdict of a court-martial. both his understanding and his affections. The transaction appears to be contrary to

the law of nations, and is certainly parked A new Latin translation of the Psalms by cruelty. But America will be punished has been lately published at Genoa, by by loss of character: the British governM. François Ricardi, who had previously ment will, we dare say, soek po other published in the same language a trans. revenge than that which it finds in public lation of the Canticles.

opinion.

The United States have gained a great A royal decree has been issued at Naples, accession of strength by the purchase of for the establishment of an asylum for the the Floridas from Spain. The price is poor blind.

5000,000 of dollant, and there are to be paid to citizens of the United States, as an

in a state of peace.

Intelligence.-.-Foreign. St. Domingo.

21) indemnification for alleged Spanish spo. the island is an absolute monarchy, and liations. Spaja ands herself ioo weak to that of the south-west a republic. Chrishold these colonies, and therefore resigns tophe is, therefore, a king; Boyer, the sucthem under a colourable pretext: a part of cessor of the lamented Petion, a president. the price is, no doubt, the stipulated nen. Both governments are zealously promoting trality of the United States with regard to schools for all. In both, establishments the South American Republice. East and are formed for the advancement of liteWest Florida are estimated to contain a rature and science. And, in the republic population of 40,000 souls. They abound at least, the assistance of distingaished in the productions of the West Indies. foreigners is eagerly solicited in the proUnder the protection and encouragement vince of education, Here, too, the press of a wise and powerful government, they is active, and blacks and men of colour will become every year more valuable. are emulating the wbiles in the display To the United States, this territory is of of intelligence. They have several newsthe greatest importance, as the possession papers and magazines. Ode of the latter, of it secures them in the south from contact l'Abeille Haïtienne, The Haytian Bee, is with European powers. It lengthene too both political and literary. No. 21 contheir line of sea-coast, and gives them tains a poem on the immortality of the complete command of the mouth of the soul, against Materialists and Sceptics. In Mississippi, and of the Gulph of Mexico. No. 24 is inserted a law of the 26th of la war with this country, the United States June 1818, discussed and adopted by the would now possess increased means of ana Chamber of Representatives of Comaanes, noying the trade of our West-India Islands; adopted by the Senate, and published by this we lament, but we hope that the in the President, decreeing the establishmeni, terests of both nations will long keep them in every department, of an hospital, where

the sick and infirm may receive assistance,

kindness and the consolations of religion. The American newspapers have lately published the following letter to General

NOTICES. Washington, from Lord (then the Hon. Mr. Ashworth, of Rossendele, announces Thomas) Erskine, in the blank leaf of a that there has been received for the New presentation copy of his “ View of the Unitarian Chapel, Rochdale, from Caries and Consequences of the Present Liverpool Unitarian Fellowship Fund, £20 War with France :'

Sheffield Vuitarian Fellowship Fund, 5 "Sir, I have taken the liberty to introduce your august and immortal name Several contributions have been received in a short sentence, which is to be found for the Meeting House, Colchester, wbieb in the book I send to you.

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versary of the Scottish Unitarian Asso"I sincerely pray to God to grant ciation will be held at Edinburgh, the last long and serene evening to a life so glo- Sunday in April. riquals devoted to the universal happiness of the world."

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Unitarian Fund Society will be held at " London, Merch 15, 1797."

Portsmouth, on Wednesday, April the 7th,

the morning service at the General Baptist The government of New York adopted Chapel, Thomas-street; and the evening in 1817 a custom long established in New service at the Unitarian Chapel, in the Sagland, that of setting a part a day after High-street. The Rev. Abraham Bennett, harvest to thank the Almighty for bis of Poole, will preach in the morning, and bountia. This is at once a festival of the Rev. John Pollagar, of Chichester, ia piety and of benevolent gaiety., Collee. the evening. tions are made on this day in the churches, paid in addressing to Heaven thanksgivings' for the Divipe blessings, care is taken to

On Wednesday, April 14, will be held share them amongst the necesitous.

at Bridgwater, the Second Meeting of the

Half-Yearly Association of Ministers and ST. DOMINGO, OR HAYTI.

Friends residing in part of Somersetshine

and Dorsetshire, wbo are united on the Oor notice of this country in the last important principle that God the Father in Number, p. 125, was scarcely correct. ln. alone the object of worsbip. The Rev. stead of saying that it is divided into two Samuel Fawceti, of Yeovil, is expected to " sovereigaties," we should have said that preach. Divine service to begin nl eleven the government of the northern part of belock.

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Communications have been received from Messrs. L. Holden; H. Taylor ; J. Jevans; J. II. Bransby; Holbrook Gaskell, and W. Harrison ; and from Philalethes; Matthew Moderation; C. M.; D.; Selrahc'; P. K.; An Occasional Reader; A Tyro; Brevis ; X; Homo, and Angelica, whose sex we must take the liberty to doubt.

OW Intelligence takes up so much room, that although we are extending Magazine beyond the limits which prudence prescribes, we are obliged to try the patience of some of our Correspondents. May we add, that the length of their papers sometimes tries ours?

We beg leave to suggest to our friends who supply us with Obituary accounts, that many of our subscribers object to the unqualified panegyrics of which they often consist. It is difficult, we are aware, 10 repress on these occasions the tender enthusiasm of friendship, but would it not be better to restrict these communications to a brief statement of facts, and a delineation of the leading features of character?

Dr. Charles Lloyd wishes to avow that our reasons (pp. 129, 130) for regarding, without sympathy, the case of the hooksellers.who are under prosecution for selling the

Age of Reason,” are 10 his mind altogether insufficient; and an anonymous Correspondent from Liverpool considers our remarks “uncalled for, ungenerous and cruel.” Be it so. We have nothing farther' to say on the subject, except that we are amongst the few Christian writers that have pleaded the right of unbelievers to publish their opinions, and that it would be bard if after this we were not allowed to judge of the expediency of using the right in any particular vase.

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