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1819.) Non-Graduated Clergy.--Quartering Arms. 421 learned professions incur a certain to bring forward abuse rather than degree of expence in preparatory argument—to adduce accusations in-, studies from which the non-graduate stead of proofs-I should account for Clergy are partly exempt. But we the bitterness of your Correspondent are to recollect, that the future gains by remarking, that, notwithstanding of the former are infinitely superior the extent of bis mathematical or in after-life ;- if they stake more, classical attainments, he had been they receive proportionable interest. made to feel the orthodoxy of a It is far otherwise with the inferior Northern neighbour's theology. But Clergy: whilst the Attorney boards I chyse rather to dwell on the facts lis annual hundreds, the exemplary of the case, which appear to be Curale receives his hard-earned sti. simply these ; namely, that a Unipend of seventy or eighty pounds, versity education is desirable when and is content!

it can be obtained; but that the want OXONIENSIS must know that ge- of it does not necessarily impeach a nerally speaking, there are but three man's judgment, indicate a waot of methods of obtaining Church prefere attainments, or betray baseness of ment—by College, by purchase, or by origin. If I mistake not, many of patronage. From the first of these the Northern Clergy are the sons of avenues to Clerical independence, all respectable yeomen, who from time who enter whilst young into the mar- immemorial bave held responsible si. ried slate, or who are not so fortu- tuations in tbeir respective neighnate as to obtain a Fellowship, are bourhoods, and have always been pecessarily excluded. Nor is the pur- considered, not only by their depenchase of Church property more fa- dants, but also by the surrounding vourable; it generally proves in the gentry, as far removed from the end a speculation in which few men lowest of the people. If this can be of judgment and reflection would said of the ancestors of OXONIENSIS, wish to engage. And as to pa

let him rest satisfied with his own tronage,

respectability; but let him not vainly

imagine that he can add thereto, by “ If e'er a curse attend the man I hate, Attendance and dependance be his fate :"

rudely tearing the laurel from the

brow of unoffending merit. it is at least a precarious and uncer- Yours, &c. PAILO-JUSTITIE. taio road to preferment, which, in nioety-nine instances out of a hun. dred, is never enjoyed by " the child


Nov. 8.

THE be their merit or attainments.

by Glover, Somerset Herald, By what means, then, are the indi. preserved in the College of Arms, viduals in questioo to rise to favour? may serve to answer ove of the queLike the generality of their brother ries proposed by G. H. W. at page Curates, they must either wait for a 194, and at the same time correct paltry Vicarage which no one else the strange error of S. J. A. at page will have, and thus obtaio a scanty 325. pittance from the bread of the Altar, “ If a man wbose ancestors have wben they are grey-headed, and have married with divers ioberitrixes, do no teeth wherewith to eat itwhen marry with an inheritrix, by whom they are old, and have no appetite to he hath divers daughters, and afterenjoy it ; or, what is still worse, after ward marry another inheritrix, by having been the faithful servants of whom he bath issue male, the issue the Church during their days of general of the first wyfe shall bear energy and vigour, they are left in their father's armes with their owne old age to linger out their declining mother's quarterly, and the issue years in obscurity and want :-lhey male of the second wife shall bear are oppressed by poverty when live the armes of his father and his owne ing; and, when dead, their memories mother's quarterly, and noe, part of are cursed by the faint praise of the first wyfe's armes, and soe in like those, who have enjoyed their la- mapper the heires as well of the heire bours, and fattened on their industry. general as the heires male sball bear

Suffer me, in taking leave of Oxo- their armes, as before is expressed. NIENSIS, to say, that, were I disposed The issue of those whiche 'marrye


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with the daughters and heires gene- BRITISH & FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. rall may bear quarterly with their


N Tuesday, Nov.2,a Meeting took owne armes, only the coate of pame place at the Egyptian Hall, Lonof their mother's father, and the don, to receive the Annual Report whole arms of their grandmother's of the Committees of the British and father (the same baving no lawful Foreigo Bible Society. It was chiefly issue male); the cause why they bear composed of females, and we scarcely their mother's father's coat of name reinember a more numerous and ele. is, for that, they cannot conveye to gant assemblage. The Lord Mayor their grandmother's father but by took the Chair. After the routine of him--and in this case only the issue business had beeu gone through, and of a man's daughter and heir supra several speakers had been heard, Mr. shall bear quarterly her father's coate Phillips (the Irish Barrister) being of name, he having sonnes ; but they


called upon, thus addressed the worshall in no case quarter the other in- thy Chairman : heritors, that his ancestors had be

Although I have not had the honour fore that time married withal; not

of being selected to move or to second any withstanding his son, being of the of your Resolutions, still I may be perhalf blood, and second ventor, shall mitted to say that they have my perfect bear the coat of name, together with

As a member of that counthe arms of all the inheritors with try which has been so pointedly alluded to whom they before had matched, as in your Report, I think I shall find an apowell as if their half sister's bad ne- logy with this meeting for occupying its

attention for a few moments. lodeed, my ver beene."

Lord, when we see the omens wbich every The illustration of your Corres

day produces—when we see blasphemy pondent's opinion (S. J. A.) is un

openly avowed--when we see the Scrip. fortunately selected; the arms and

tures audaciously ridiculed when in this quarterings of Algernon Seymour, Christian monarchy the den of the ReDuke of Somerset, are an indispen- publicau and the Deist yawns for the unsable part of the full armorial achieve- wary in the most public thoroughfaresment of the present Duke of North- wben marts are ostentatiously opened umberland.


where the moral poison may be purchased, whose subtle venom enters the very

soul-when infidelity bas become an artiMr. URBAN, Purfleet, Nov. 5. cle of commerce, and man's perdition may

be cheapened at the stall of every pedlar, S your Magazine affords the

no friend of society should continue silent. means of acquiring informa

It is no longer a question of political prition upon every topic connected with

vilege, of sectarian controversy, of theoloLiterature and Science ; may I re- gical discussion; it is become a question quest the favour of some of your whether Christianity itself shall stand, or learned and ingenious Correspondents whether we shall let go the firm anchor of to inform me whether there has ever

our faiih, and drift without chart, or helm, been engraved a portrait of Oliver

or compass, into the shoreless ocean of Cromwell, taken from that like

in piety and blood. I despise as much as ness which Mr. Dallaway mentions · any man the white of bigotry ; I will go

as far as any man for, rational liberty ; 'in page 279, of his “ Enquiries into

but I will not depose my God to deify the the Origin, &c. of Heraldry," as

infidel, or tear in pieces the Charter of the being impressed upon

“ the margin" State, and grope for a Constitution amongst of the Patents of his “ Peers of Par

the murky pigeon-holes of every creedliament” wbich has “ bis paternal less, lawless, intoxicated regicide. When escocheon with quarterings.” I saw the other day, my Lord, the Chief

Perhaps it might not be impos. Bacchanal of their orgies—the man with sible to procure from the family or whom the Apostles were cheats, and the descendant of one of these Republi

Prophets liars, and Jesus an impostor, on can Nobles the indulgence of being

his trial in Guildhall, withering hour after

hour with the most horrid blasphemies, permitted to take a copy of so sin

surrounded by the votaries of every sect, gular a memorial of the pageantry

and the heads of every faith-the Chris. of the Protector ; and it would

tian Archbishop, the Jewish Rabbi, the undoubtedly gratify many of your

men most eminent for their piety and their Readers to see it in your valuable learning, whom he had purposely collected repository of Antiquarian curiosities. to hear his infidel ridicule of all they reYours, &c. TAONAS IBDBTS. verence ; when I saw him raise the Holy


1819.] Mr. Phillips's Speech at the Bible Society. 423 Bible in one hand, and the " Age of Rea. concealed in the disguise of liberty. It is son” in the other as it were, confronting the duty of every real friend to liberty to the Almighty with a rebel fiend till the tear her mask from the fiend who has pious Judge grew pale, and the patient usurped it. No, no ; this is not our Island

i Jury interposed, and the self-convicted Goddess, bearing the mountain freshness wretch himself, after having raved away on her cheek, and scattering the valley's all his original impiety, was reduced him- bounty from her hand - known by the self into a mere machine, for the repro- lights that herald her fair presence, the duction of the ribald blasphemy of others, peaceful virtues that attend her path, and I could not help exclaiming, “ Unfortu- the long blaze of glory that lingers in her date man, if all your impracticable mad. train. It is a demon, speaking fair indeed, ness could be realized, what would you tempting our faith with airy hopes and vigive us in exchange for our Establish. sionary realms; but even within the foldment? what would you substitute for that ing of its mantle hiding the bloody symaugust Tribunal ?-for whom would you bol of its purpose. Hear not its sophisdisplace that independent judge, and that try; guard your child against it ; draw impartial jury? Or would you really burn round your homes the consecrated circle the Gospel, and erase the statutes, for the which it dare not enter; you will find an dreadful equivalent of the crucifix and the amulet in the religion of your countrị: guillotine : Indeed, if I was asked for a it is the great mound raised by the Alpractical panegyrick on our Constitution, I mighty for the protection of humanitywould adduce the very trial of that crimi- it stands between you and the lava of hunal; and if the legal annals of any coun- inan passions : and oh! believe me, if you try upon earth furnish an instance, not stand tamely by while it is basely undermerely of such justice, but of such pa- mined, the fiery deluge will roll on, betience, such forbearance, such almost cul- fore which all that you hold dear, or vepable indulgence, I will concede to him nerable, or sacred, will wither into ashes. the triumph. I hope, too, in what I say Believe no one who tells you that the I shall not be considered as forsaking that friends of Freedom are now, or ever were, illustrious example; I hope I am above the enemies of Religion. They know too an insult on any man in his situation ; well that rebellion againt God could not perhaps, had I the power, I would follow prove the basis of government for man, the example farther than I ought ; perhaps and that the proudest structure impiety I would even humble him into an evidevce can raise, is but the Babel monument of of the very spirit he spurned, and as our impotence, and its pride mocking the creed was reviled in his person, and vin- builders with a moment's strength, and dicated in bis conviction, so I would give then covering them with inevitable conit its noblest triumph in his sentence, and fusion. Do you want an example ? Only merely consigu him to the punishment of look to France; the microscopic vision of its mercy. But, indeed, my Lord, the fate your rabble blasphemers has not sight of that half-infidel, half-trading martyr, enough to contemplate the mighty minds matters very little in comparison of that which commenced her revolution. The of the thousands he has corrupted. He wit, the sage, the orator, the hero, the bas literally disseminated a moral plague whole family of genius furnished forth against which even the Nation's quaran- treasures, and gave them nobly to the tine can scarce avail us. It has poisoned nation's exigence : they had great provothe fresh blood of jofancy ; it has dis- cation : they had a glorious cause : they hearteved the last hope of age; if his own had all that human potency could give account of its circulation be correct, hun- them. But they relied too much on this dreds of thousands must be this instant human potency: they abjured their God; tainted with the infectious venom, whose and, as a natural consequence, they mursting dies not with the destruction of the dered their King. They called their pol. body. Imagine not, because the pesti- luted deities from the brothel, and the fall lence smiles not at once, that its fatality of the idol extinguished the flame of the is the less certain ; imagine not, because altar. They crowded the scaffold with all the lower orders are the earliest victims, their country held of genius or of virtue ; that the more elevated will not suffer in and when the peerage and the prelacy their turu. The most mortal chilness be. were exhausted, the mob-executioner of gins at the extremities; and you may de- to-day became the mob-victim of to-morpend upon it nothing but time and apathy row; no sex was spared-no age respectare wanting to change this healthful land ed~~110 suffering pitied ; and all this they into a charnel-house, where murder, anar- did in the sacred name of liberty, though, chy, and prostitution, and the whole hell in the deluge of human blood, they left brood of infidelity, will quaff the heart's not a mountain top for the Ark of Liberty blood of the consecrated and the noble. to rest on. But Providence was neither My Lord, I am the more indignant at these “dead nor sleeping ;" it mattered not that designs, because they are sought to be for a moment their impirty seemed to


prosper--that Victory panted after their of virtue-with men who have drunk deep ensanguined banners

that as their insa- at the fountaja of buman knowledge, but tiate Eagle soared against the sun, he who dissolved not the pearl of their salseemed but to replume bis wings, and to vation in the draught: I err with Bacon, renew his vision: it was only for a mo- the great confident of Nature, fraught with ment; and you see at last that in the very all the learning of the past, and almost prebanquet of their triumph the Almighty's scient of the future, yet too wise not to vengeance blazed upon the wall, and their know his weakness, and too philosophic diadem fell from the brow of the idolator. not to feel bis ignorance; I err with MilMy Lord, I will not abjure the altar, the ton, rising on an angel's wing to Heaven, throne, and the constitution, for the bloody and, like the bird of moru, soaring out of tinsel of his revolutionary pantomine. I' light amid the music of his grateful piety; prefer my God even to the impious de. I err with Locke, whose pure philosophy mocracy of their pantheon. I will not only taught him to adore its source, whose desert my King, even for the political warm love of genuine liberty was never equality of their pandemonium. I must chilled into rebellion with its author ; I see some better authority than the Fleet. err with Newtoo, whose star-like spirit, street temple before I forego the princi- shooting athwart the darkness of the ples which I imbibed in my youth, and to sphere, too soon to re-ascend to the home which I look forward as the consolation of his nativity; I err with Franklin, the of my age : those all-protecting princi- patriot of the world, the playmate of the ples which at once guard, and consecrate, lightning, the philosopher of liberty, whose and sweeten the social intercoure; which electric touch thrilled through the hemigive life, happiness, and death, and hope; sphere. With men like these, Sir, I shall which constitute man's purity, his best pro. remain in error, nor shall I desert those tection--placing the iufant's cradle and the errors even for the drunken death-bed of female's couch beneath the sacred shelter a Paine, or the delirious war-hoop of the of the national morality. Neither Mr. sinking fiend, who would erect his altar on Paine nor Mr. Palmer, nor all the venom- the ruins of society. In my opinion it is breathing brood, shall swindle from me difficult to say, whether their tenets are the book where I have learned these pre- more ludicrous or more detestable. They cepts, in despite of all the scoff, and scorn, will uot obey the King, or the Prince, or and menacing, I say, of the sacred vo- the Parliament, or the Constitution ; but lume they would obliterate. Yet it is a they will obey anarchy. They will not bebook of facts, as well authenticated as any lieve in the Prophets—in Moses-in Maheathen history--a book of miracles, in- homet in Christ ; but they believe Tom contestibly avouched a book of prophe. Paine. With no Government but confu. cy, confirmed by the past as well as pre- sioni-no creed but scepticism, I believe sent fulfilment a book of poetry, pure in my soul they would abjure ihe one if and natural, and elevated even to inspi- it became legitimate, and rebel agaiust ration--a book of morals, such as human the other if it was once established. Hoidwisdom never framed for the perfection of ing, my Lord, opinions such as these, I human happiness. Sir, I will abide by the should consider myself culpable if at such precepts, admire the beauty, revere the a crisis I did not declare them. A lover mysteries, and, as far as in me lies, prac. of my country, I yet draw a line between tise the mandates of ihis sacred volume; patriotism and rebellion. A warm friend and should the ridicule of earth, and the to liberty of conscience, I will not conblasphemy of hell assail me, I shall con- found toleration with infidelity. With all sole myself by the contemplation of those its ambiguity, I shall die in the doctrives blessed spirits who in the same holy cause, of the Christian faith ; and with all its have toiled and shone and suffered iu the errors, I am contented to live under the “goodly fellowship of the Saints”-in the glorious safeguards of the British Consti. “noble army of martyrs"--in the society tution." of the great and good and wise of every vation; if my sinfulness be not cleansed, livery of this very masterly speech.

Immense applause followed the deand my darkness illumined, at least my pretension less submission may be excused. If I err with the luminaries I have chosen

M. N. would be glad if any of for my guides, I confess myself captivated our Correspondents could inform him, by the loveliness of their aberrations. If whether “ ihe MS. of Boston de Bury you err, it is in an heavenly region—if [De Script. Eccles.] be still in existyou wander, it is in fields of light-if you ence, and in what Collection. The MS. aspire, it is at all events a glorious daring ; was in the possession of T. Gale towards and rather than siok with infidelity into the end of the Seventeenth Century. It the dust, I am coutent to cheat myself was published, with some omissions, in with their vision of eternity. It may in- the Preface to Tanner's Bibliotheca ; but deed be nothing but delusion, but then no transcript of it exists among TanI err with the disciples of philosophy and ner's Papers.”



The Miscellaneous Works in Prose very few of his legal predecessors, or aud Verse, of George Hardinge, Esq. of the greater Luminaries of the Law, M.A. F. R. S. F. S. A. Senior Justice have taken their degrees at the sta. of the Counties of Brecon, Glamorgan, tutable periods, or with honours, in and Radnor. 3 volumes. 8vo. 1818.

either University. Nichols and Son.

Mr. Hardinge passed immediately FROM the Preface to these vor

to the Middle Temple, and was ią lumes we learn that the publick the lasi-mentioned year called to the owes them to Mr. Job Nichols, from Bar, and obtained a silk gown, with whose “Illustrations of Literary His- a patent of precedence. Considerable tory” (vol. III.) we formerly ex- practice followed; bis eloquence drew tracted some specimens of Mr. Har- attention, and, what might bave asdinge's Epistolary Correspondence. sisted him, he was nephew to the ceWhat we then copied is here very lebrated Lord Camdeo. In 1771 he properly reprinted, and indeed with began a work, entitled,

« An Enout these specimens the present work quiry into the Competency and Duty would have been incomplete, as Mr. of Juries in the case of a public Libels Hardinge was peculiarly happy in introduced by a more general invesletter-writing. We are now favoured tigation of their competency and duty with a more detailed account of Mr. wherever law and fact are comprized Hardinge's Life, from the pen of Mr. in the general issue.” From a short Nichols, whom he left the guardian fragment of this work printed here, we of his fame, and who has executed ipay surmise that his opinions or this that important trust with delicacy, subject were derived from his uncle : fidelity, and judgment.

Mr. Har- but he afterwards destroyed the dinge's choice in this respect has whole. been amply confirmed, by the oblig- In the long vacation of 1776, Mr. ing communications Mr. Nichols has H. made a tour through France and received from his brother Sir Richard Switzerland, of which he has left an Hardioge, bart, and from his nephew interesting account in Ms. On his the Rev. Charles Hardinge.

return, he appears to have cultivated With Mr. Hardinge's ancestors' our the Muses with more assiduily than readers are already acquainted, or the “ Year Book," yet not without may be referred to his elegant pub- dedicating a considerable portion of lication of his father's truly classical his tiine to professional studies. He Poems, which recently appeared under became about this time acquainted Mr. Nichols's editorship. He was born with Mr. (afterwards Sir William) June 22, 1744, at Cambury, a fami. Jones, who endeavoured to dissuade sy mansion in Kingstop-upon-Thames. him from trifling pursuits, and to He was educated partly at home, aod point out the way to future profespartly under Mr. Woodeson of Kings- sional fame. But Mr. Hardinge then ton, but chiefly at Elon, where Dr. wanted ambition. When he went first Barnard then presided. From Elou he to the Temple, our Editor ioforms us, was, in January 1761, admitted pen- that " he aspired to be Lord Chansioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, cellor;” but, froin the time we are where he particularly distioguished now speaking of (circa 1776), the himself in the University Gratulatory Bench and the Coronet appear to Poems on the King's marriage, the have lost their charins. birth of the Prince of Wales, and the In 1777 he married Lucy, daughter Peace of 1763. He appears to have

and heiress of Richard Long, esq. of attended to his studies; but, as after- Hinxton in Cambridgeshire; and soon wards throughout life, he was fre

after became a resident in Ragman's quently diverted into amusements in- Castle, a pleasant cottage, situate in cident to a youth of a lively turn ; the meadows of Twickenham. This dor did he take his degrees io the regu- was a neighbourhood exactly to his lar way, but in 1769 was made M. A. tasle ; and, among others, he assoby Royal Mandate. Whatever might ciated with Mr. Owen Cambridge, and be the cause of this, it is certain that Mr. Horace Walpole. Of the latter, Gent. Mag. November, 1819.


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