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THE AVERAGE PRICES of NAVIGABLE CANAL SHARES and other PROPERTY, in Stafford and Worcester Canal, 6201, ex Half Year Div. 18-Oxford, 615%. Div. and Jan. 1818 (to the 26th), at the Office of Mr. Scoтr, 28, New Bridge street, London.— Bonus 311. per annum.-Leicester, 250/. Div. 121. per annum.-Monmouthshire, 1251. 1267.-Grand Junction, 2157 to 2201. ex Div. 31. Half Year.-Ellesmere, 634-Union, 951.-Worcester and Birmingham, 201.-Kennet and Avon, 247.-Thames and Medway, 291. 8s. to 31. 10s-Commercial Dock, 791-Royal Exchange Assurance, 2641. per cent.-County Fire Office, 241.10s.-Hope, 31. 13s.-Rock, 4l. 10s., 4l. 12s.-West Middlesex, 461.-Grand Junction Ditto, 59/.-Portsmouth and Farlington, 81.-Russell Institution, 127. 12s.-Surrey Ditto, 107. 10s.-Drury-Lane Renters' Shares, 1657.— Gas Light 671. to 731.





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LONDON GAZETTE GENERAL EVENING M.Post-M.Herald Morning Chronic. Times-M. Advert. P.Ledger&Oracle N.Times--B. Press St. James's Chron. Sun-Even. Mail Star-Traveller Statesman

Packet-Lond. Chr. Albion--C. Chron. Courier-Globe Eng. Chron.--Ing. Cour.d'Angleterre'Cour. de Londres 11 Weekly Papers 17 Sunday Papers Hue & Cry Police Lit. Adv.-Lit.Gaz. Bath 3-Bristol 5 Berwick-Boston Birmingham 3... Blackb. Brighton Bury St. Edmund's Camb.-Chath. Carli.2--Chester 2 Chelms. Cambria.

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Miscellaneous Correspondence.

MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.-Corrections, &c. 98
The late Bp. Watson & Geo. Hardinge, esq. 99
Strictures on Bp. Watson's Life of himself 100
The Statue of Mr. Perceval by Chantrey 102
Churches in Memory of Princess Charlotte 103
Chester Cathedral School.-Visc. Dudley 104
The Old Bridge at Dorchester, Oxfordshire 105
Monck's Dispatch on Defeat of Van Trump109
Beauties of England.-Historyof Wiltshire110
Walk from Rome to Ostia, &c. 111.-Bruce 112
The Stove Tenter-house, Dublin, described 113
Philanthropy of Mr. Thomas Pleasants... 115
Sir Henry Lee, and Chapel at Quarrendon 117
Roman Road in Bucks.-Chromatic Scale 120
Some Plagiarisms of Lord Byron noticed 121
Lord Byron's Stanzas to Lake of Geneva..122
The Pope's Supremacy ably controverted 123
Comparative View of Gibbon and Lardner 124
The Book of Revelation, when written...127
Aldrich's Logic.-Author of Ars Cogitandi ib.
THE DETECTED, a Periodical Paper, No. I. 128
On Lent Assizes in the Northern Counties.129
Mr. Owen's Plan of providing for the Poor. 132
On the Deterioration of Climate of Britain 136

Cornw.-Covent. 21




Exeter 2, Glouc. 2 Halifax-Hants 2 Hereford, Hull 3 Huntingd.-Kent 4 Ipswich 1, Lancas. Leices.2--Leeds 2 Lichfield, Liver.6 Maidst. Manch. 6) Newc.3.-Notts. 2 Northampton Norfolk, Norwich N. Wales, Oxford 2


Preston-Plym. 2



Sherborne, Sussex


Staff.-Stamf. 2


Wolverh. Worc.2
York 3.IRELAND37
Jersey 2. Guern. 2

Review of New Publications.
Poems of Earl of Pembroke, and of Wither137
British Monachism; by T. D. Fosbrooke..139
Nicholas's Voyage to New Zealand, 1814-5,141
Warner on Doctrines of Evangelical Clergy 145
Clapham's Points of Sessions' Law collected 146
Bartlett on Coins of Durham and of Reading150
Sir John Sinclair's Code of Agriculture.....151
Dr. Madden, 154.-Answer of Protestants 155
Rudge's Sermon; Anselm; London Clergy 156
Intelligence relative to Arts and Sciences. 159

Historical Chronicle.
Proceedings in present Session of Parliament 163
Abstract of principal Foreign Occurrences..166
Intelligence from various Parts of the King-

dom, 171.-London and its Vicinity..... 173 Sheriffs.-Circuits of Judges.-Theatre...174 Promotions and Ecclesiastical Preferments 175 Births, and Marriages of eminent Persons.. 176 OBITUARY.. 177-190

Dr. Cogan, 177.-Rev. Dr. Coulthurst.....178 T. Wyon, jun. esq. 179.-Luke Flood, esq.189 Meteorological Diary, 190; Bill of Mortality 191 Prices of the Markets, 191.-The Stocks, &c. 192 With Perspective Views of THE STOVE TENTER HOUSE in DUBLIN, and of the OLD BRIDGE at DORCHESTER, in OXFORDSHIRE.


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Mr. THOMAS MAC TY, in answer to R. C. on Transubstantiation (see vol. LXXXVII. Part ii. p. 487), says, the doctrine of the Catholic Church is, and always has been, "that the Body of Christ is really corporeally (not carnally) present, though after a spiritual manner, in the Eucharist;" and accuses our Correspondent of ingeniously blending together the terms corporeally and carnally as words of the same import, which, he says, is "for Christ's Body is wrong, now risen glorious and immortal, and consequently divested of all the accidents of carnality."-He objects to R. C.'s adducing the testimony of De Dominis, who had turned Protestant; and declaims against Transubstantiation being called a novel doctrine.

A FRIEND TO THE ESTABLISHMENT,who observes that "Lord Milton, in a late Speech, after coinciding in opinion with that part of the Prince Regent's Speech which adverted to the propriety of increasing the number of Churches, and to have in view the accommodation of the Poor, recommended an inquiry into the Revenues of the Established Church," remarks, that "great ultimate utility might arise from Deans and Chapters being compelled to print their Statutes, and give-in an account of their incomes and disbursements. If new Churches," he adds, "are built, those Ministers should be appointed to serve them who are best qualified to make a powerful impression on the minds of the Poor."

VINER says, he would before have fulfilled his promise of pointing out the cause of the Delay in proceedings of the Court of Chancery; but is waiting the result of an application, made at the close of the last Session of Parliament, for leave to bring in a Bill for the Appointment of a Receiver General of the Court of Exchequer (similar to the Accountant General of the Court of Chancery), and two additional Masters of that Court, which will be greatly beneficial to the Suitors IN EQUITY.

J. W. N. desires to obtain a list of all the Greek Verse Translations of the different books of Holy Scriptures."That your Readers," he says, 66 may fully understand me, I give you what I have, to begin with: 1. JOB, by Duport; 2. PSALMS, by Apollinarius; 3. JOHN, by Nonnus.

INVESTIGATOR, who states that “in Chatham Church is a tomb-stone to the memory of Admiral Sir John Cox, who commanded the ship which the Duke of York (K. James II.) was onboard in the action with the Dutch,

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and in which the Admiral was killed," desires to be informed by some of our Heraldic Correspondents what Arms the Admiral bore. Persons of the same name were at Stanstead in the same county.

COLUMELLA will feel himself much obliged to any of our Correspondents who will inform him who is the Author of a beautiful little Poem, "Contentment in a Cottage," inserted in our vol. LXXXVII. Part ii. p. 349. He also requests some account of Professor Smyth, the Author of a Poem called "The Bee," which appeared in the following page. "Is it a Fragment," he asks," or an entire Poem ?"

L. L. (in behalf of several Ladies fond of Conchology) requests Dr. Turton, of Swansea, to give in the next edition of his excellent British Fauna, the English names to the different species of Shells; or that some of our Readers will send a List of the British Shells, with the English name to each species, for insertion in our Magazine.

A FRIEND TO ACCURACY, adverting to the First Part of our late Volume, p. 527 b. (line 10 from bottom) questions the correctness of Islanders applied to the Inhabitants of the Mysore.

Several Remarks have been received on the Compendium of County Histories, inserted in our late Numbers, all highly approving of the plan, and some of them containing corrections. All these will be thankfully accepted; and will be duly attended to hereafter, when the whole will be re-published in a regular and connected form.

A communication has also been received respecting the LYTTELTON family, lately inquired after by one of our Correspondents, to whom it shall be delivered when applied for.

We have no recollection of the communication respecting the Heir of the House of Standish, alluded to by our Correspondent A. B.: but, were it before us, should certainly decline interfering with a subject about to be brought before a higher Tribunal,

AN EPISCOPALIAN is too personal, and the subject is fitter for the Diocesan than a Magazine.-The same may be said to "A Member of the Christian Knowledge Society."

The Verses of JUVENIS are inadmissible. The Memoir of Dr. BURNEY is unavoidably postponed.

The favours of our Friends Mr. Yates; AN OLD SAILOR; R-T; H. M.; CEDIPUS junior; BIOGRAPHICUS; J. M. M.; CLERICUS SURRIENSIS; &c. shall appear in our next.



For FEBRUARY, 1818.




Feb. 10. FELT the sincerest pleasure in reading a late notice announcing that the third volume of the "Illus

trations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century" would shortly appear, comprising Memoirs of the late very celebrated GEORGE HARDINGE. Let me hope also that the Volume will not only contain Memoirs of this eminent person, but also some biographical details from his own pen, relative to his great relation, Earl Camden. Some of the last years of Mr. Hardinge's life were occupied, as you, Mr. Urban, well know, in the collecting and arrangement of materials for this purpose; and those who recollect the spirit and prompt facility which quickened all his exertions of a literary nature, will be at no loss to guess at the zeal and intrepid devotion with which he would sit down to this most interesting of all occupations. We may venture, methinks, to utter a word of prophecy, and say" Materiam æquabit opus!" Among the numerous friends and correspondents of Mr. Hardinge was the late Bp. Watson,, whose powerful intellect, discernible in every thing that he wrote, [whatever may be thought of the temper of his political opinions] will triumph overTime, and command the admiration of a distant posterity. In the Anecdotes of his Lordship's life lately published are scattered several letters to Mr. Hardinge; and as the Bishop commences one of them with a judgment on the work about which his classical friend was at that time employing himself, I have thought that a short extract from it would not be unacceptable to your various Readers :

"My dear Sir,-I have read your Letter with great pleasure. I like to listen to a man of parts, multa et

præclara minantem. Of all your various projects, I most approve of a Life of your Uncle. This Life will afford you an opportunity of enlarging upon the injustice and impolicy of the American the causes and consequences of the War; of delivering your sentiments on

French Revolution; and of divining the consequences of these two great events, to ourselves, to Europe, and to mankind." Bp. Watson's Life, p.361.

In another Letter the Bishop says, "Methodize the whole before you be

gin any part: imitate some of the best lives of Plutarch, and fear not produfarrago of Newspaper trash, but a xTMημ cing an excellent work, not an ephemeral Eis at worthy of you and of him :" Ibid. page 373.

There is an entertaining passage in which the Bishop bears testimony, strongly though incidentally, to the wonderful facility, the wit, and unequalled energy, of language, displaywith his friends: ed by Mr. Hardinge in correspondence

"Your letters are so classical, and your verba ardentia so electrical, that they almost fire my frozen age, and tempt me to discharge upon you a reciprocal lightning, &c." Ibid. p. 376.

The Editor of the "Illustrations, &c." is a caterer for the public appetite at once so industrious and so judicious, that I doubt not his good taste, co-operating with his respect for the memory of Mr. Hardinge, will induce him to set before us a rich and full repast of these "Classical Letters" in the promised and forth.coming volume of his most entertaining


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*** Our kind Correspondent will excuse our omitting his Postscript.-The proffered Vindication of the literary character of a venerable Prelate will be gratefully accepted.



Feb. 4.

Ta novelty in Ecclesiastical History, especially when that Life is written by the Bishop himself; and can only be applauded by those who resolve all merit into Party principles and attachments. When the serious Christian refers to the qualities required by an inspired Apostle for the office of a Bishop, and contrasts them with the boastings of an individual, whose praise is expended on himself, who exults that he has not been as others are, and who founds his asserted pre-eminence of character, not on meekness, humility, and other distinguishing virtues of Christianity, but upon maintaining the genuine principles of Whiggism; all ideas of the Divine institution of Episcopacy must be relinquished, if political independence be its primary feature. Whether an entire renunciation of private views was exhibited in the conduct of Bp. Watson, however confidently assumed by the Bishop himself, is a fact by no means universally admitted by those who were his Lordship's contemporaries in the University. With a ready assent to the possession of a vigorous mind, and to the acknowledgment of services highly meritorious in the University of Cambridge; yet must the sincere Christian lament, that, with such talents, so much time should have been spent by any one in sound ing his own praises, and in holding out his manner of thinking and acting as an example to posterity. Allowing to the Bishop all the merit that he lays claim to, yet is the possession of this to be put in competition with that humbleness of mind, and selfabasement, which are the required virtues in the Gospel of Christ? And should a Bishop think of conciliating public regard by being zealously ac tive in maintaining the tenets of any Party,whether those of Whig or Tory, be certainly will not obtain that de gree of respect, which he would by exercising the duties appendant to his station. When the virtuous Prelates in former times manfully resist ed the unjust pretensions of an arbitrary Sovereign, they were solely actuated by the conviction, that an acquiescence in these would lead to the subversion of the Protestant Faith.

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They had no private views to gratify. They were not guided by Party mo

tives; but, foreseeing evident danger to the community from the unwarrantable exercise of Regal prerogative, they resolutely maintained those rights, which, as Lords of Parliament, they felt themselves bound to protect. This judicious and seasonable interposition has secured to them the veneration of posterity; and will not be less respected, though not panegyrised by themselves. In censuring the self-adulation apparent in almost every page of Bishop Watson's Life, I mean not to detract from the superiority of his intellectual powers; I write only from the apprehension, that the Episcopal character may be lost sight of, if it be restricted to the things of this world; and that others may thereby forget their pastoral cures, and exclusively direct their thoughts to civil concerns. We know that human praise is often more easily obtained by a conformity with private and public views, than by a strict performance of duty. But by the latter only can we form a right estimate of conduct. And commendable as it is to be zealously affected in a good cause, yet the warmest love of civil liberty can never compensate for the neglect of those various important duties which are annexed to the sta tions in which we are placed. Whether the avowed laxity in religious opinions, which the Bishop vaunts of, be consistent with the care to guard against false doctrines, which the Clergy at the time of their ordination are enjoined to exercise, I will not peremptorily determine. tolerating principle, and with the utmost disposition to encourage candour, it surely must be obligatory to "hold fast that form of sound words," which we know to be contained in Sacred Writ. And though I will not absolutely deny that an Unitarian may be a real Christian, for Lardner was certainly an able and zealous defender of the authenticity of Scripture, yet a professor of Divinity, when he admit ted the pretensions of an Unitarian, might be expected to have cautioned his Readers against the reception of tenets, which take from Christianity many of its leading and essential properties. The Apology for the Bible entitles the Writer to the high

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