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Obituary.--Mr. Edward Hesketh. Rev. Thomas Belshum. 887 met together, to pay their last tribute of Although the public career of this respect and affection to the memory of eminent and excellent mau had in fact, one who, though taken away so early, though not formally, been previously had set so bright an example.

brought to its close by the pressure of

accumulating infirmities, it is inipossible MR. EDWARD Hesketh.

to record the termination of his earthly Oct. 12, at Birmingham, Mr. EDWARD existence without deeply feeling what a HESKETH, of Edgbaston, in the neigh- loss the cause of Truth and Righteousbourhood of that town. His health had ness has sustained in him who was so been scarcely less firm than usual, when long its upright, indefatigable, and effian irresistible disease called him, sud. cient advocate. denly, and almost instantaneously, from We abstain at present from attempting the busivess which he was in the act of any outline of his character and history, conducting, from the arms of a nnmerous as a very short time may be expected to and beloved farnily, and from all mortal supply materials which will enable us to duties and enjoyments, to the region do so in a more complete and satisfacwhere is no working, or device, or love, tory manner. or hatred. On the day preceding his Mr. Belsham's remains were deposited dissolution, he had occupied his accus- in the same grare with those of his preto med seat at public worship. He was decessor and friend, the Rev. Theophilus a valuable member of general society- Lindsey, in Bunhill Fields, on Friday, Jong known and much esteemed, through- 20th ult. The funeral was attended by out no narrow circle. Of the domestic Wm. Smith, Esq., M.P., Wm. Sturch, sympathies and virtues he was, iu parti. Esq., Thomas Gibson, Esq., Prentice, cular, a fine example. Religion appeared Esq., Rev. G. Kenrick, and about fifty to have great ascendancy over his friends and admirers of the deceased, thoughts, words, and actions. May its from Hampstead to the place of ivterprinciples and spirit govern, and its ment, where it was joined by a number promises cheer, the hearts of those who of other gentlemen who had been waiting bitterly mourn their loss of him! In its arrival. The Pall was borne by the that their purest, richest sources of con- Rev. Messrs. Coates, Fox, Darison, solation will be found; and next in Tagart, Porter, and Mardon. The Adaffectionately recording, contemplating, dress at the grave was delivered by the and imitating the excellencies of the Rev. R. Aspland, and the Funeral Serhusband, the father, the brother, the mon, on the Sunday morning following, master, and the friend. May the God by the Rev. Thomas Madge, at Essexwhom he conscientiously adored, even Street Chapel. We hope that both the the one God, and the Father of our Lord Address and the Sermon will be pubJesus Christ, be their refuge ! Nor may lished. such illustrations of the precarious ten- Funeral Sermons have also been ure of life, and of terrestrial blessings, preached, or will have been before this address themselves in vain to the sensi- meets the public eye, at most, if not all, bilities of any under whose observation of the Unitarian Chapels in and about they are brought! For who has not the the metropolis; and probably at many sentence of death within himself; and in the country. Το. do honour who cau say that he shall not soon fall to Mr. Belsham's memory is not the

concern of any particular congregation, “ 'Tis all a transient hour below,

but of the whole Unitariau body. For And we who fain had kept thee here,

its distinguishing tenets he was ever a
Ourselves as fleetly go !"

consistent and zealous champion ; and
by his numerous and valuable publica-

tious, “ being dead he yet speaketh” on

by it?


their behalf, with a voice which will Nov. 11, at Hampstead, in the 80th

reach to distant generations. He is gone year of his age, the Rev. Thomas BEL

to receive the recompense of his many talents diligently improved.



The Wareham Chapel. Rev. James Browo as its minister, these

have prejudged the question they pow At a meeting of the members of the propose to investigate ; and we are the Southeru l'vitarian Society, held at New- more confirmed in this opinion, by find. port, Isle of Wight, November 2, 1829, ing that of the persons named on the to take into cousideration a communica. Committee we have reason to beliere tion from the Rev. Mr. Durant, of Poole, two at the least have been instrumental on the part of the Association of Inde- in forwarding those measures which have pendent Ministers of the county of Dor- led to the present occupation of the set, stating that the Rev. Messrs. Durant, chapel. We consider, therefore, that of Poole; Gunn, of Christchurch, and under such circumstances it would be in Keynes, of Blandford, had been appointed vain to expect that an inu partial investia Committee ou the part of the Associ- gation can be had. ation, to ascertain whether the persous That even could such an inre-tigation in possession of the Presbyterian Chapel be obtained, and should the result terat Wareham are entitled, in equity, to minate in the decision that the Chapel retain the same, and requesting this So. should be restored to those who have ciety to appoint three persons, either been compelled to secede from it, there ministers or laymen, to co-operate with wonld be po security that such a decision the gentlemen appointed by the Associa- could be carried into effect, as the partion for the purpose above stated, ties in possession have given no underIt was resolved,

taking that they will defer to the opiThat though a charge of duplicity in niou of the Committee; and public opithe means he employed to deprive the nion, on which we have been desired to Unitarians of the Chapel at Wareham, rely, has been already sufficiently es. has been publicly made against Mr. John pressed to prove its incompetency to euBrown, accompanied with an offer to force the demands of equity. meet him for the purpose of proving the That we should hail with delight any same, which offer he has thought fit to measure which would promote the cause decline; yet we are not aware that any of Christian charity, and tend to heal the charge has been made against the con- unhappy disputes which have so long gregation assembling in the chapel, and prevailed at Wareham, but for the reaconsequently we can only look on the sons before stated, we cannot concur in proposed inquiry as an attempt to shift the appointment of the proposed Comthe imputation from an individual who mittee, as we conceive an inquiry so seems unwilling to meet it, and to fix conducted would only produce increased the burden of defence on those whose irritation, and, with respect to conduct there has been no intention to friends most deeply interested, reviie inculpate.

feelings every way painful, many of them That we receive, in the spirit of con- connected with relatives who are now ciliation, the proposal made by the Ivde- happily removed from the trying scenes pendent Ministers of the county of Dor which their survivors bare been called set, but we cousider that by holding their to encounter, Associatiou in the Chapel at Wareham,

WM. MORTIMER, Chai man. and by assisting at the Ordination of the


CORRESPONDENCE, Communications have been received from Rev. H. Clarke ; P. Valentine ; Æquus; N.C.; An Old York Student.The Obituary of Miss Powell, and of Dirs. Mary Recs, in our next.

We are sorry (for his sake) to hear that Lieutenant Rhind, the Agent of the Reformation Society, has retracted the apology mentioned in p. 862, as made by him at the Norwich Meeting.





The Names and Signatures of Correspondents are distinguished by Small Capitals
or Italics : as different Correspondents have often adopted the same Signature, some
ambiguity in the references will unavoidably arise; but this is an inconvenience ne-
cessarily attached to anouymous communications,

Astley, Mrs., obituary of,


A. T. E.'s lives on the death of Mr.
A., lines by, 48. His Translation of

Daniel Hutton,

verses to the Redbreast, 167 - Atkinson, Mr. Henry, obituary of, 209
from the Dutch of Withuys, 254. Atonement, doctrine of

535, 614
The Eagle's Death, by,

A. C.'s obituary of Mrs. Major, 507
Acts, value of the book of,


Adam, Mr. W., his relinquishment

of the missionary character, 447, 769 B.'s reports of the Bolton District
ADELPHOS on co-operation, 123, Association,

508, 815
205, 282 Bache, Rev. Samuel, settlement of,
A. E. on the resurrection,
797 at Dudley,

A. F's vision,

717 Bakewell's, Rev. J. W., Speech at
Affliction, thoughts on,

692 the Meeting of the Reformation
ALEXANDER, Mr. W., his Protest Society, Norwich, reviewed, 861

against the Marriage Service, 579 Bancroft, Rev. Dr., his speech at the
America, religion in, 262. Religious American Unitarian Association
revivals there, 334, 555. Unita- anniversary,

rianism in,

508, 728 Bankes, Mr. H., speech of, on the
American Unitarian Association an-

Catholic question,

niversary, 728. Remarks on, 761, 800 Baptismal Commission, review of a
Amulet, the, for 1830, reviewed, 873 pamphlet on the Authenticity of
Ancients, religion of the,

527 the, 785. Remarks on, 879, 880.
Anglesea's, Marquis of, letter to Dr. Reviewer's reply,

Curtis, 112. His speeches on the Baptism of John and of Jesus Christ, 505
Catholic question,

214, 291 Baplism, review of a tract on, 116.
Auniversary, the, reviewed,

Annuals for 1829, reviewed, 53—for Baring, Charles, Esq., obituary of, 287

872 Barton, Bernard, his New-Year's
Antediluvian botany,

150 Eve, reviewed, l. Lines by, 93
Appeal in behalf of Apostolical Chris- Bayley, Mrs., obitnary of,

tianity, reviewed,
337 Beneficence obligatory,

Arabs, character of the,

870 Belsham, Rev. T., on the systems of
Armagh, Archbishop of, his speech Dr. Price and Dr. Priestley, 239.
on the Catholic question,
363 Obituary of,

Aspland, Rer, R., his speech at the Biblical Criticism, value of,

dinner to the Rev. H. Montgomery, Biblical Interpretation, history of, 245
143-at the Unitarian Association Bijou, the, for 1829, reviewed, 53–

for 1830,


Lines on,




876 CARPENTER, Dr., his reasons for
Birmingham Journal, extract from mutual encouragement and co-

881 operation among Unitarians, 255,
Blackbird, the,

244 315. On l'nitarianism in France, 666
Blackwood's Magazine on the Irish Carpenter's Lectures Biblical
Church establishment,
653 Criticism, reviewed,

Bloomfield's Recensio Synoptica An- Catholic Association,

notationis Sacræ, reriewed, 153 Catholic Epistle of St. Jude, re-
Blount, Mr., speech of, at the dinner viewed,

to the Res. H. Montgomery, 147 Catholic question, 106, 130, 276,
Bolton District Association, 508, 815 332, 339, 464, 658. Parliament-
Bolton Unitariau congregation, an. ary debates on, 213, 290, 361
niversary of,
443 Catholic superstitions,

Borderers, the, reviewed,
790 Cause and Effect,

Bowles, Rev. H. R., tribute of respect Causation, uniformity of,


586 Cellérier's Discourses on the Old
Bowring, Dr., verses addressed to, and New Testament, reviewed, 658

49. His speech at the Uuitarian Chalmers, Dr., speech of, on the
Association anniversary, 516. De- Catholic question,

dication to, 598. On the Devon- Channing, Dr., review of his Dis-
port Unitarian chapel,

666 course, Man the Image of God,
Brazer's Sermon at ihe Ordination

89. Strictures on his Analysis of
of the Rev. Jonathan Cole, re-

Bonaparte's character, 200. Son-
viewed, 567—on the Death of Dr. net to, 238. His estimate of Bo-


naparte, defended, 339. Eulo.
Brent, Mrs., obituary of,

582 gium on, 516. His speech at the
Brettell's, Rev. J., Sketches, re-

American Unitarian Association

52 anniversary, 732. Sketch of him
Bristol, Bishop of, bis speech on the as a preacher,

Catholic question,
223 Children's Hymn,

British Critic, the, on the Catholic Chrestomathic Subscription Board-
question, 107. Strictures on the, 271 ing-school,

Brougham, Mr., speeches of, on the Christ, the divinity of, 325, 713.
Catholic question,

217, 294

Observations on his resurrection,
BROWN, Mr. John, on the “ truie

350, 797, 883. His entry into
worshipers" at Wareham,

315 Jerusalem, a poem, 395. Preach-
BROWN, Rev. JAMES, on the state. ing him, 660. On the pre-exist-
ment respecting “ true worship-

ence of,

ers" at Wareham,
129 Christianity, spread of,

Bruce's, Dr., argument for the pre-

Christian Child's Faithful Friend,
existence of Christ, notes on, 772 reviewed, 55. Notice of,

Bryce's System of National Educa. Christian Guardian, strictures on
tion for Ireland, reviewed, 240 the,

BUCKLAND, Mr. GEORGE, his expo-

Christian independence,

sure of pulpit misrepresentation, 342 Christian Observer, strictures on the,
Bunting, Rev. W. M., letters to, ib.

65, 190, 330
Burdett, Sir F., speech of, on the

Christian philanthropy,

Catholic question,

218 Christian Remembrancer, strictures
Burgess's, Bishop, Catechisms, 266 on the,

Butler, Mr. Charles, his speech at Christian Sourenir, reviewed, 339

the dinner to the Rev. H. Mont- Christian Tract Society, 354. Its

147 anniversary,

Christian Year, the, reviewed, 822
Church Establishments,

Church management,


Church-of-England men and Catho-
Calcutta, Unitarianism in, 447, 770 lic claims,

Calvinism, remarks on,

607 Church of England, state of its cu-
Campbell, Rev. Mr., debate between

rates, 225. Reform of,

him and Mr. Owen,

520 Clarence, Duke of, his speech on the
Canterbury, Archbishop of, his speech Catholic question,

on the Catholic question,

363 CLARKR, Mr. H., on the evidence
Carlile, Rov. Mr., his speech at the furnished by nature of the unity
Synod of Ulster,
595 and benevolence of God,


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COGAN, Rev. E., on the Trinitarian Diving, dangers of,


303 An.'s translation of Lord Hailes'
Coleridge, lines by,
875 lives,

Colosseum at Rome, description of Dover Unitarian Baptist Chapel, ap-

peal on behalf of,


872 Dowling's Fragments of the Lyre, re-
Commentators, value of, .
759 viewed,

Composition, importance of frequent Drummond, Dr., speech of, at the
exercise in,

756 Unitarian Association anniversary,
Congregational Magazine, strictures 511. His Letters to the Archbi.
on the,

268, 269

shop of Dublin, reviewed, 573.
Continent, journal of a tour on the, His Sermon before the Unitarian
82, 168, 307 Association, reviewed,

Conversation, advantages to be gained Dudley Lecture,

756 Dumont, M., memoir of,

Cooke, Mr. T., Jur., on the “ true Duurliam, Bishop of, his speech on the
worshipers" at Wareham, 207, 436 Catholic question,

Cooke, Rev. Mr., speech of, at the
Synod of Ulster,

Co-operation, on,
123, 205, 282

CORRESPONDENCE, 72, 152, 224, .
296, 368, 448, 520,598,672, 744, E.'s sonnet to Dr. Channing,

816, 888 Eachus, Mrs., obituary of,

Crime, increase of-its sources and Eagle's Death, the,


76, 353 Eastern Unitarian Society,
Criminals, application of Unitariaú

Eaton, Mr. David, obituary of, 357
priuciples to the reformation of, 17 Ecclesiasticus,


Edinburgh Review, reviewed, 790

Edinburgh Sessional School,

Crito's strictures on the Watch. Education, thoughts on, 44, 349,

798 673. Proposed new plan of, 72.
Cross, James, Esq., obituary of, 581 Plan of, for Ireland, 240. Advan-
Cumberland, Duke of, his speeches tages of, 388. Importance of mo-
on the Catholic question,

223, 291
thers in,


48 Edwards, Mrs. Sarah, obituary of, 356
Curtis, Dr., his letter to the Duke E. H.'s account of the Hull, &c.,
of Wellington,

110 Unitarian Association general meet-
C. W. on the establishment of the

Sabbath by Moses,

669 E. K. on the “ true worshipers" at

Eldon, Lord, speeches of, on the
Catholic question,

223, 367
Election, doctrine of,

D.'s obituary of Mr. Joseph Marten, 722 Ellis, Mr. George, obituary of, 582
A.'s thoughts on education, 349 Ellis's, Mr. J. S., obituary of Mr.
Davison's, Rev. D., Sermons on the G. Ellis,

Deaths of Mr. Keep and Joseph Emerson's Letters from the Ægean,
Yallowley, Esq., reviewed,
52 reviewed,

Dawson, Mr. G., speech of, on the Emmanuel, reviewed,

Catholic question,

219 England, manners and sights in, a
49 century and a half ago,

Delacourt, Mr. Aaron, obituary of, 669 Enoch,

Devonport and Cornwall Associa- ENQUIRER's observations on the re-
589 surrection of Jesus Christ,

350, 883
Devonport Unitarian chapel, 64. Enthusiasm, Natural History of, re-
Opening of, 588. Honourable con. viewed,

417, 473
duct of its members,

666 Epsilon on the increase of crime, 353
DISSENTER, A, on the state of Ire- Essays on the art of Thinking, 521,


601, 707, 745, 751, 817
Dissenting Ministers of London, their Essays on the Pursuit of Truth, re-
resolutions in behalf of religious viewed,

545, 629
liberty, 149. Their petition, 290. E. T.'s account of the Kent and Sus.
Two pamphlets relating to the

sex Unitarian Association.

Body, reviewed,
426 E. T. T. S., sonnet by,




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