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prodiit, et quid de ea sentias proponas; ut ita, ex ipsorum collatione, ac, re mature perpensa, dignoscatur quinam errorei insidiose ibilem obtegantur, et nostrum de bao re judicium ad rectae fidei incolumitatcm pronunciemus.

Perge ergo, venerabilis frater, tenere viam sanctissimam quam instituisti; praeliari, videlicet, as^idue praelia Domini in doctrina Sana, populosque tibi concreditos monere, ne in laqueus incidant qui sibi, in pereaneno rninam, pnrati suut. Id abs te atque caneris istis Episcopis, quos etiam nostra haec spectat epistola, praestolatur Ecclesia; id nos expectamus studiosissime qui, conceptum ex novo genere zizaniorum quaa iniinicus hamo superseminat, mcerorem jucundissima hac spe levari quodammodo sentimus: ac, majora semper tibi ipsisque Co-episcopis, in Dominici gregis boiuim, charismata, Apostolica benedictione, quam tibi illlsque impertimur, adprecatnur ex corde.

Datum Romse, apud S. Mariam Majorem die 29 Junii anni 1816, Pontificatns nostri Xvii. Pius PP: VII.

our Church, or other learned Catbolicks, with your opinion upon it; that tTins, from collating them together, it may be ascertained, after mature investigation, what errors may lie insidiously concealed therein, and that we may pronounce our judgment on this affair for the preservation of the true faith.

Proceed, therefore, venerable Brother, to pursue the truly pious course upon which you have entered; viz. diligently to Jig},t the battles of the Lord in soundness af doctrine, and warn the people intrusted to your care, that they fall not into the inures which arcpreparedfor them to their everlasting ruin. The Church waits for this from you, as well as from the other Bishops, whom our rescript equally concerns; and we must anxiously expect it, ihat the deep sorrow we feel on account of this new species of tares which an enemy is sowing so abundantly, may, by this cheering hope, be somewhat alleviated: and, we heartily invoke upon you and your fellow-Bishops, for the good of tie Lord's flock, ever increasing gifts by our Apostolic benediction, which we impart to yourself and to them.


March 29. Last week a dreadful explosion of the fire-damp occurred in the colliery belonging to Mr. Parsons, near Neath Abbey, by which one man was killed, and three terribly burnt. The name of the former was Thomas James, a very industrious and respectable old collier, remarkable for sobriety and seriousness of cha»acter. His body was not discovered until after a search of two days. He has left a wife and family. Mr. John Parsons, benevolently anxious to render every assistance in his power, descended into the pit immediately after the explosion had taken place, and was accompanied by Captain Wall, of the Britannia steam-packet, who, with ihe humane promptitude characteristic of a British sailor, ventured without hesitation into the abyss, equally solicitous to assist in restoring to the agonized and shrieking women assembled round its mouth, the relations, of whose fate they were in such horrible uncertainty. Both these gentlemen, particularly Mr. Parsons, had nearly forfeited their lives by their humanity.

April 4. The Norwich Mercury contains the following particulars of a mostshocking accident arising from the bursting of a steam-boiler in the. packet which sails from the Foundry-bridge. "Just aftrr the boat had started, it had not gone 20 yards, when the tremendous explosion took place. The vessel was rent to atoms, so that little remains entire, from the stern to Ihe engine-room, except the keel and flooring: 22 passengers appear to have

been on board. The bodies of eight are found—five men and three women; one child yet missing, and six have been sent to the hospital in a wounded state; six escaped unhurt. Of these last, one man was standing over the boiler when the explosion happened. It is said Major Masou was another, whose clothes were torn by the shock, but who was otherwise uninjured; the third was an infant, two months old; the little innocent was discovered at the bottom of the vessel in a profound sleep, after the removal of the dreadful wreck. The six who were sent to the hospital, as above staled, are females, and their cases are of the worst description. One woman, aged 53, has had both legs amputated; another has had one leg amputated : in both cases they were very bad compound fractures.—Two are dreadfully wounded in the head, and one has had her arm broken and her face disfigured. The bruises of the sixth are slighter than those of the rest, but she has been scalded in a shocking manner. tS

April 12. This ewning, about eight o'clock, a most alarming fire broke out at a farm at Weston, near Daldock, in the occupation of Mr. Farr, which raged with unabated fury until the whole of the buildings (with the exception of the dwellinghouse) were completely destroyed; five horses, three cows, and as many cilves, were burnt. The direction of the wind was such as to carry the scattered pieces of flaming timber towards another farm, occupied by Mr. Winney, the buildings of which caught fire, and although every assistance sistance was given that was practicable, this farm was doomed to share the same fate as the former, the whole of the buildings being burnt to the ground except the duelling house. At (his dreadful fire, a quantity of corn, both in the barns and in staiks, &c. was destroyed; no less than eleven barns stood upon those farms, and the premises altogether are said to have covered four acres of ground. It is painful to add, there is little doubt but that this catastrophe was the work of some villain or villains yet undiscovered.—On the same evening, about !2 o'clock, a tremendous fire broke out on the premises in the occupation of Messrs. Lungley and Brewer, at Abbott's Halt Farm, Great Wigboroagh, Essex, which, in a short time, entirely consumed the whole of the farmery, standing upon nearly two acres of ground; also in the barns, wheat, the produce of 25 acres; a large quantity of oats and beans, three stacks of beans and two of hay, with all the farming implements. Such a lamentable scene of destruction has not been witnessed since the fire at Norton Hall, in Purleigh. The estate is the property of Mr. Cline, the surgeon. The tenants are fortunately insured, although much under the extent of their loss. Damage estimated at 4000/.

At the Bedfordshire assizes the Rev. Dr. Free, rector of Sutton, brought a qui lam action, under an obsolete statute of Elizabeth, against Sir Montagu Burgoyne, bart. lord of the manor, for neglecting to attend divine worship for 19 months, whereby he became liable to a fine of 20/. a month, amounting in the whole to 380/. The informer was however nonsuited.

The Earl of Romney has given the sum of 426/. the produce of the sale of sand, dug on Penenden Heath, for the new Gaol, to the poor of Maidstone parish.

The Committee for the relief of the poor at Manchester have distributed in eleveu weeks 400,0931 quarts of soup, at a lost of 2,596/. J 7s. 7c/. and supplied upwards of 7,000 families with good coals at reduced prices, at a loss, in five weeks, of 424/. 10s. Sd.

We are happy to make known the extraordinary circumstance, that Messrs. Wright and Son, Surgeons, of Bristol, have succeeded in restoring hearing to several born deaf and dumb, who are now gaining progressively the power of speaking, and one not only holds short conversations, but can actually repeatthe Lord's Prayer with Tery trifling assistance.

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. ffmdsor-castle, April 5. The general state of His Majesty has been extremely quiet during the last month; and His Majesty's health continues to be very good, but bis Majesty's disorder is unabated.

TVednesiay, April 23.

The Queen's drawing-room, intended to1 be held this day, was suddenly postponed,in consequence of the indisposition of her Majesty. She was taken ill in the night; and between 5 and 6 in the morning got rather worse. At IS o'clock a consultation between Sir Francis Milman and Sir Henry Halford took place, who issued the following bulletin:

"The Queen has had a cold, attended by some fever and pain in the side; her Majesty found the pain severe in the night,' but it is much abated this morning." Saturday, April 26.

"The Queen has had no return of pain in the side, and is now free from fever: Her Majesty is convalescent."

Mr. Southey has addressed a letter to Win. Smith, Esq. M. P. by way of apology for "Wat Tyler," which we shall present to our readers next month. Thursday, April 24.

At the Apposition of St. Paul's School, after three Orations in Greek, Latin, and English, by Messrs. Ollivant, Walsh, and Boileau, in commemoration of the Founder (in which some interesting allusions were made to several eminent men of the past age who derived tbeir education from this foundation, and particularly to some of the learned characters who have filled the high mastership ;) Messrs. Ollivant and Backler recited the Prize Poems in Latin and English verse. The subject of the former was Divus Paulus coram Agrippa Rege; of the latter, JEtna. The chastity of idea and elegance of expression in which the compositions were cloathed, as wed as the manly animation with which they were delivered, received, andjdeserved, high commendation. Recitations from the most distinguished Authors of autiquity, with selections from our own Writers, closed the interesting scene. Messrs. Hockin and Beckwilb delivered, with all the pathos of which the Greek language is susceptible, an affecting scene, from the Hippolytus of Kiu'pides. Messrs. Hinds and Bridgman respectively sustained with great propriety the parts of Samson and Harapha, from the Samson Agonistes of Milton. The other young Gentlemen who had a share in the honours of the day, were Messrs. Morton, Ramsbottom, Weeding, Piatt, Harris, Gwynne, Goode, Barnard, Pratt, and Stone. Mr. Piatt exhibited great spirit in the fifth satire, second book of Horace. But our limits will not permit us to dwell ou the merits of each individual. We cannot, however, conclude without observing that annual exhibitionsof this nature give a stimulus to youthful talent: they inspire tbe breast with a proper degree of confidence, and excite in it an honourable desire to excel,


New Pieces. Drdrv Lane Theatre. April 7. The Innkeeper's Daughter; a Melodrame; by John Soane, esq. ■April 17; Elphi Bey, or The Arab's Faith; a Musical Drama in three Acts: »y Colonel Hamilton.

Covent Garden Theatre.

April 7. Robinson Crusoe, or The Bold Buccaneers; a Melodrame.

April 15. TAe Conquest of Taranlo, or St. Clara's Eve; an Historical Play, in three parts, by Mr. Dimond; the Musick by Kelly.

Gazette Promotions.

Marchfll. The Earl of Errol, Commis•ioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

March 27. The Earl of Macclesfield took the oaths as Lord Lieutenant of the County of Oxford.

Lord Coinbermere, Governor of Barbadoes.

Whitehall, March 29. Thomas Mailable, esq. one of his Majesty's Commissioners for Hackney Coaches, vice Nesbilt, deceased.

April 5. Ralph Rice, esq. Recorder of Prince of Wales's Island, vice Sir O. Cooper.

Civil Promotions.

Dr. Lee, Rector of the University of St. Andrew's, Edinburgh.

Mr. James Coleman, Town Clerk of Pontefract, vice Richard Hepworth, esq. deceased.

W. Bollaud, esq. Recorder of Reading.

Ecclesiastical Preferments.

Rev. James Blackburne, M. A. Galnfoid V. co. Durham.

Rev. George Augustus Dawson, B.Aj Edwardston V. Suffolk.

Rev. W. Tournay. D.D. a Prebend in Peterborough Cathedral, vice Coryion, dec*

Rev. W. S. Wapshare, LL. B. Chitterne St. Mary V. Wilts.

Rev. T. Jones, M. A. Stoke by Clare Perpetual Curacy, Suffolk.

Rev. Dr. Dakios, Asheldon R. Essex, vice Morgan, deceased.

Rev. William Molesworth, A.M. St. Erven R. Cornwall.

Rev. Jonathan Townley, Gavwood If. Norfolk.

Rev. William Squire Miiehonse, Sand' hurst V. Gloucester.

Rev. John Weston Phillips, Brockliampton C. co. Hereford.

Kev. Thomas Street, Curacy of St. James's, Bath.

Rev. James Price, M.A. Munden Magaa R. co. Hertford.

Gent. Mao. April, 1817.


BIRTHS. March 1. The wife of Robert Cracrofr. esq. of Harrington Hall, Lincolnshire, of two daughters. —15. At Nun Monckton, Hon. Mrs Butler, a dau._At Lisbon, tha «"fe of Col. A. Ross, a dau.—18, At Camden Hill, Kensington, the ladvof Sir James

- M'Qrigor, a son.—20. At Hvthe, the wife of Lieut-col. Goldfinch, Royal Engineers, a son. —21. At Chester, the wife of Rev. .1 «» Massie, a son, (her 20th child.)—

■ At Mevw Bank,.Edinburgh, the wife of Major M'Gregor, 70th regt. a daughter.— 23. At Ramsgate, the lady of Sir Jamei Lake, bart. a dau.— 24. In Southamptonstreet, Bloomsbury, the wife of Francis Bedford, esq. a.son. —28. At Ham, Surrey the lady of Sir Henry C. Montgomery, bart. a dau At Brighton, the wife of

Hon. D. M. Erskine, a son. —30. In Gower-street, Mrs, Henry Ibbetso.i, a dau— 31.. In Saville-row, Larly Sarah Lyttleton, a son.

lately. In Arlington street, Lady Charl>tte Duncombe, a sou. —The wife of Albany Savile, esq. M.P. a sou. —The wife of Dr. Adolphus, Surgeon to the Forces, a. son.— The wife of James Wedderburn esq. his Majesty's Solicitor for Scotland, a son. — At Eastbourne, the wife of Davies Gilbert (late Davies Giddy) esq. M. P a dau. — At Whiteford, Cornwall, Ladv Louisa Call, a dau. —At Erriviatt, co. Denbigh, the wife of Lient.-col. Foulkes a dau. —At Castle Mona, Isle of Man! Lady Sarah Murray, a dau. —At Milton, Scotland, Lady Hunter Blair, a son. —At Castlemartyr, the Counter of Shannon, a

iaJL~AtN*P,e»> the w'fc of Hon. Mr. Clifford, a daughter.

April 8. In the Fleet Prison, the wife of Charles Henry Baselev, esq. a dau — 4. In Gloucester Place, Vise,unless Harden, a son and heir. —6. The wife of Mr. Alderman Magnay, a dau. —11. In Hamilton Place, r. h. Ladv Kroily MmSfri" da,u12- At Calais, the wife of William Peine, esq. Deputy Cummissarvtren. a dau.—U. In Lisson t.rove North the Countess of Rothes, a daughter. — 20 At Manningford Abbots, Wilts, the wili. of the Rev. Francis B. Astley, a son.


Feb. 27. At Whitcparisb, Wm. Geo. Matcham.jun. e«q. eldest son oftleotae Matcham, esq. of Ashfold Lolge Sussex to Mis. Eyre, eldest daughter of the lata William Eyre, esq. of New-house.

Mafch 1. James William Taylor, esq. to Sophia, youngest dau. of the late R H. Bocld^m, esq. Governor of Bjmbay

3. Lieut-gen. the Hon. Sir William Litmley K C. B. ,o Louisa Margaret, wtdowof the late Major Cotton, bro her to ■Lord Looibermere.


Rev. J. L. Mills, M. A. fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, to Anne Cecilia Craigie, niece of the Hon. Lord Craigie.

5. Rev. E. Carr, A. M. of Trinity College, Oxford, to Anna Maria, eldest dau. of the late Win. Whitmore, esq. of Dudmaston, Shropshire. And, next day, Rev. F. Lainy, A. M. Rector of Longmejis, Glamorganshire, to Mary Dorothea, the second daughter.

8. Lieut.-col. Francis Miles Milman, Coldstream Guards, to Maria Margaretta, eldest daughter of Sir Charles Morgan, birt. M. V. of Tredegar. »10. Lieut.-Col. George Granby Hely, Major 11th foot, to Mrs. Elizabeth Sarah Nichols, widow of Thomas Nichols, esq. of Southampton.

Rev. J. G. Thomas, Rector of Bodiam, Sussex, to Elizabeth Anne, widow of the late Lieut.-col. Gray, of the SOth regt.

Colonel Maxwell, late of 7th Dragoons, to Anne, daughter of Charles Hamilton, esq. of Fairholm, Lanarkshire.

11. Josiah John Guest, esq. of Dowlais House, co. Glamorgan, to Maria Elizabeth, third daughter of the late Charles Eanken, esq. E. India Company's service.

17. Major-gen. Sir William Parker Carroll, to Emma Sophia, only surviving daughter of Markham Eetes Sherwill, esq. of Kew.

13. J. H. Alcock, esq. Major in the Waterford Militia, and High Sheriff of the County, to Anne, only dau. of James O'Hara, esq. of West Lodge, Galway.

15. John Bushe, esq. eldest son of his Majesty's Solicitor-gen. for Ireland, to the Hon. Louisa Hare, daughter of Viscount Ennismore.

Captain H. W. Powell, of the Grenadier Guards, to Eliza, youngest daughter of the late T. Buckworth, esq. of Spalding, Lincolnshire.

J. Peddie, esq. Major of Brigade to the Forces in Guernsey, to Louisa, daughter of the lateW. P. Price, esq.

17. At the British Ambassador's, Paris, Thomas Clifton, esq. eldest son of John Clifton, esq. of Lytham Hall, co. Lancaster, to Mrs. Campbell, widow of the late I). Campbell, esq.of Killdaloig, co.Argyle.

18. At Desart, by special license, Col. James Campbell, 94th regt. to Lady Dorothea L. Cuffe, daughter of the late Earl' of Desart.

19. In the Elector's Palace at Cassel, the Grand Duke of Mecklenburgh Strelitz, to the Princess Maria, second daughter of the Landgrave Frederick.

20. Major-gen. Sir Thomas Sidney Beckwith, K.C.B. to Mary, eldest daughter ot the late Sir William Douglas, bart. of Kelbead.

R, B. Johnstone, esq. of Upper Wimpole-street, to Sarah, eldest daughter of John Garrett, esq.' of Ellington House, Rarasgate.

Holton Peel, esq. to Elizabeth Isabella, and J. W. Yates, esq. to Charlotte AnBe, daughters of the late John Peel, esq. of Pastures House, co. Derby.

Charles Green, esq. of Upper Gowerstreet, to Anne, only daughter of VV. H. Crowder, esq. of Clapham Common.

Capt. Thomas Fraser, 83d regt. to the only daughter of Simon Frazer, esq. of Foyers, c"o. Inverness.

At the British Ambassador's, Paris, Lieut. Thomas Lillie, 23d Royal Welsh Fusileers, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Robert Hunter, esq. of Kew, Surrey.

22. Walter Newton, esq. of Dunlechny, co. Carlow, to Anne, fifth daughter of the late Hon. George Jocelyn, and niece of the Earl of Roden.

24. T. C. Glyn, esq. third son of Sir R. C. Glyn, bart. of Gaunts House, Dorset, to Julia Grace, dau. of the late T. C. Bigge, esq. of Benton House, Northumberland.

27. Charles Harvey, esq. M.P. to Miss Hayues, of Twickenham..

29. William George Cherry, esq. late captain in Royal Horse guards, to Eleanor, youngest dau. of the late James -Sackville Tutton Phelp, esq. of Coston House, Leic.

31. Col. Cuuyngham, of Malshanger, Hants, to Gertrude Henrietta, eldest dau. of Wm. Kimpton, esq. of Brompton.

Rev. W. Jephson, master of the Grammar School, Camberwell, to Miss Anne Armroid, of the same place.

Lately. Capt. Sir Edward Tucker, R.N. K.C.B. to the daughter of the late Samuel Leeke, esq.

John Hesketh Lethbridge, esq. eldest son of Sir Thomas B. Lethbridge, of Sandhill Park, Somerset, and Wincleigh Court, Devon, bart. to Harriet Rebecca, only dau. of Mrs. Mytton, of Halstone Park, Shropshire.

G. Sheridan, esq. to Jane Juliana Darnley, youngest daughter of the late Sir R. Perrott, bart.

Sir Neil Meuzies, bart. to Miss G. C. Norton, daughter of F. Norton, esq. one of the Barons of the Exchequer for Scotland.

April 1. At Boulogne-sur-Mer, Capt. Somerset, son to Lord.Charles Somerset, to Miss Heathcote, daughter of Captain Heathcote, R. N.

3. James Paike, esq. of the Middle Temple, barrister-at-law, to Cecilia, youugest daughter of the late Samuel Barlow, esq. of Middlelhorpe. '5. Lieutenant - col. Thomas Stourton St. Clair, to Caroline, daughter of the late James Woodbridge, esq. of Richmond.

10. Charles, Earl of March, eldest son of the Duke of Richmond, to Lady Caroline Paget, eldest daughter of the Marquis of Anglesey.

15. Rev. Theophilus Abauzit, D. D. to Lucy, daughter of Johu Nicholls, esq. of Kensington.



April II. Died, at his house in Kensington-square, the Rev. William Beloe, B. D. F. S A. rector of Allhallows, London Wall, prebendary of Pancras in St. Paul's Cathedral, and prebendary or Lincoln.

"Of the Father of this benevolent Divine an honourable anecdote is related in our vol. LXI. p. 492. He was a respectable tradesman in Norwich; and, sensible of the disadvantages of the want ef education, resolved that his son should in this particular have no cause of complaint.— Of his Mother also, see vol. LXXIII. pp. 94, 189.—After receiving the first rudiments at a good school in Norwich, Mr. Beloe was placed under the care of the Rev. Matthew Raine, at Hartforth, near Richmond, Yorkshire, father of the late Or. Raine of the Charter-House, and of Jonathan Raine, esq. now M.P. for Newport in Cornwall, and an eminent barrister. He remained some years with Mr. Raine, under whom he was admirably grounded in the Classicks, and afterwards removed to Stanmore, where he spent about four years under the tuition of Dr. Parr. From this seminary, which has produced so many excellent scholars and accomplished men, he proceeded to Cambridge, and was a Member of Bene't College. In this place he so far distinguished • himself, that he obtained the Declamation Prize, and in 1179 was the senior member of his college on taking his degree. Soon after he became A. 15. Dr. Parr was elected to the head-mastership of Norwich Free School; and Mr. Beloe was invited by his highly eminent instructor to become the Uuder Master; this he accordingly accepted, and retained the situation about three years. In this interval he married the daughter of William Rix, esq. townclerk of London. Whilst in Norfolk, be was curate of Earlham, in the vicinity of Norwich; which is so far to his honour, that the Patron of the Vicarage promised him the living whenever it should be vacant, and his successor fulfilled his promise. This was the first preferment Mr. Beloe obtained. From Norwich he removed to London, where he was elected Master of Emanuel Hospital, Westminster, and continued so for upwards of twenty years. In 1792 he was elected F.S.A. In 1796 the Lord Chancellor Rosslyn presented him to the Rectory of Allhallows, London Wall; and in 1797 the Bishop of Lincoln also made him a Prebendary of his Cathedral, in 1804 he was appointed to be one of the Librarians of the British Museum; whicn situation he lost, by an act of treachery and fraud on the part of a person admitted to see and examine the books ant drawings, so audacious and extraordinary, that it will here

after hardly obtain belief. The tale is pathetically told by Mr. Beloe himself, in the Preface to his first volume of "Anecdotes of Literature;" and has been copied io,our vol. LXXVII. p. 17. Whilst at the Museum, the venerable Bishop Porteus, in 1805, appointed him to the Prebend of Pancras; and from the produce of his preferment, which, however it may sound from its title, was very unimportant in the amount, Mr. Beloe continued to live with respectability at Kensington,—His Works are very numerous; but those only which are more known, as having been greatly honoured by public approbation, need here be specified. The first of consequence is the " Translation of Herodotus;" uf this book two large editions have been published. It has been generally admired for the simplicity and elegance of the style; was favourably represented in all the Critical publications of the day; was commended by L'Archer, the best Greek scholar of France, whose version of the same Author is the most perfect work of the kind; and is received as a standard book in Knglish Literature. The "Translation of Alcipltron's Letters," which'soon followed the above, was the joint production of Mr. Beloe and Mr. Monro. The latter portion, with the "Essay on the Parasites of Greece," was by Mr. Beloe.—Mr. lieloe's next work of reputation was his " Translation of Aulus Gellius," the very learned and excellent preface to which was written by Dr. Parr. This production was from its very nature less popular than the Herodotus; but it has silently made its way, and now is out of print, and unquestionably should be re-piinted.—The part which Mr. Beloe took in the British Critick, the difficult and dangerous times in which it was undertaken, the vigour and perseverance with which it was conducted, are things sufficiently known. Mr. Beloe was joint proprietor with Mr. Archdeacon Nares, and the respectable house of Rivington. The editorship was entrusted to the judgment, sagacity, learning, and acutenest, of Mr. Nares; in all and each of which qualities that gentleman has proved himself eminently excellent. Mr. Beloe, in conjunction with Mr. Nares, conducted this work to the end of the 42d volume, and then resigned it to others. In its early Numbers are many valuable Essays from the pens of some of the most enlightened men of the age, who formed the school of Pitt. — The next work of magnitude in which Mr. Beloe engaged was, ".Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books," which he recently completed in six volumes 8vo. This has been very favourably received, but probably


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